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Alerts For Scams And Bees Following Franklin’s Tornado

The Robertson County sheriff’s office issued scam and fraud alerts Monday related to the Franklin tornado.

The sheriff’s office has learned of a fundraiser on Facebook that has been hacked and individuals are being directly messaged and are being asked for Amazon or eBay gift cards for their donation.

Quoting the sheriff’s office news release, “DO NOT FOR ANY REASON GO GET ANY TYPE OF GIFT/DEBIT CARD TO MAKE A DONATION! NOT LEGITIMATE FUND RAISING ORGANIZATION WILL SPECIFICALLY ASK FOR THESE! YOU WILL LOOSE YOUR MONEY AND NEVER EVER GET IT BACK! PLEASE PASS THIS ONE HELP EDUCATE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY! THESE SCAMMERS PRAY ON PEOPLE AND THEY DON’T CARE WHO THEY HURT OR WHO THEY TAKE FROM!

Please be very careful when donating to organizations that report to be helping victims of the tornado and be cautious when attempting to hire individuals to help with repairs on your home! Do your homework! If you are unsure please contact the local better business bureau or local law enforcement. If you think that you have been a victim of fraud in this manner please contact your local law enforcement and report it.”

Monday’s cleanup efforts included removing a swarm of bees. According to the Robertson County EMS Facebook page, there was a large colony of bees that were found in a demolished house at the corner of FM 46 and FM 2446. Professional bee keepers removed the majority of them, but some are still swarming.

And on Monday, the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth reported a separate tornado Saturday morning in Robertson County. The E-F zero tornado…with winds up to 85 miles per hour….dropped east of Mumford in open farmland and caused no property damage.

Screen shot from the Robertson County sheriff’s office website.

Screen shot from the Robertson County EMS Facebook page.

Screen shot from the National Weather Service Ft. Worth office Twitter account.

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Posted by on Apr 15 2019. Filed under Featured Stories, Local News for Newsletter, News.
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