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LUBBOCK, Texas (KJTV) – As severe weather makes its way through the South Plains, scammers are finding more victims.

Investigators with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s say they’re seeing more people pretend to be contractors, asking for money up front to fix your roof or provide lawn service.

Sergeant Brandon Pierpoint says to research the company and never pay someone before doing the job.

“If it smells like a skunk and it looks like a skunk, it’s probably a skunk,” Pierpoint said.

You can also call the Better Business Bureau at 806-763-0459 to make sure the company is real.

Another con, people are identifying themselves as law enforcement on the phone and demanding money to pay off warrants.

“Like they’re getting the prepaid Visa cards and they’re having them read numbers off. We’ve seen people lose a hundred…

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