Help Me Hank gives insight on new scam targeting Flint water donors

Local 4 has learned some who donated to Flint are receiving emails asking to help with the new water crisis

Scammers are targeting people who have helped others in need. It's a scam that spans from Flint to Jackson, Mississippi. The latest American city involved in a crisis over drinking water.

Scammers are targeting people who have helped others in need.

It’s a scam that spans from Flint to Jackson, Mississippi, the latest American city involved in a crisis over drinking water.

Local 4 has learned some who donated to Flint are receiving emails asking to help with the new water crisis, but these scammers are taking your money and leaving you with nothing.

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About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.