As a result of the Southwest damage done by Hurricane Harvey, Texas officials not only have to worry about rescuing those in need, but they now must dispel rumors that have been shared on social media.
Everything from fake relief numbers to photoshopped images have started popping in wake of the storm.
Now, officials in Texas have taken to Twitter and Facebook to alert people of scams and rumors circulating in viral posts.
The phone number is actually for the Foremost Insurance Group's claim service for all products except auto insurance.
The photo of the Cajun Navy and the displaced gator date back to earlier storms. The shark and airport photos are outright fake.
The story comes from a "satirical" website and is posted with a disclaimer, yet at least four other websites have posted the headline as truth with no disclaimer.
(Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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