- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Attorney General Scott Pruitt is warning Oklahomans to beware of scammers who offer cleanup and repair services following tornadoes and flooding in parts of the state.

Pruitt says Oklahomans should be cautious, patient and wary of criminals known as “travelers” who go from one tornado-damaged community to the next to take advantage of those cleaning up after tornadoes, floods and other storm damage.

Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency due to Wednesday’s tornadoes, severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding. Pruitt says Oklahoma’s price gouging statute prohibits an increase of more than 10 percent in the price of most goods and services during a state of emergency and for 30 days afterward. The law is in effect for another 180 days for prices to repairs, remodeling and construction.

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