Residents being warned of people impersonating city of Houston, FEMA inspectors

Impostors reportedly knocking on doors, attempting to enter homes, city says

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HOUSTON - The city of Houston has released a statement after receiving reports about people impersonating city of Houston and Federal Emergency Management Agency inspectors.

The impostors are reportedly knocking on doors and attempting to enter homes, presumably intending to rob residents, city officials said.

"Both FEMA and Houston employees wear clearly labeled FEMA or city of Houston photo identification badges," the city said in a statement.

City officials said members of the public who encounter such individuals should ask to see their properly labeled identification.

Anyone who suspects someone of posing as a city of Houston employee or FEMA inspector is asked to call 911 if it is an emergency. Otherwise, city officials said to report possible FEMA impersonators by calling the toll-free Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721.

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