Florida agency using social media to stop post-storm scams

As Tropical Storm Debby clean-up begins, so do post-storm scams. Now, a state agency is hoping social media makes it easier to catch those who want to prey on flood victims.

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation is asking residents in flooded areas to take to the department's Facebook and Twitter pages. People are being encouraged to post and tweet pictures if you suspect someone is performing unlicensed activity on a home.

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) also announced it has developed the first free smartphone apps for a Florida state agency to help people verify a license.

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