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[/caption]Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether says residents should beware of storm related scams.

In an exclusive interview with KSOO Radio Friday morning, Huether says "there are a group of folks going out there soliciting money for our fire and police teams.  Guess what Sioux Falls:  we don't need money for our fire and police teams.   The people doing this are scam artists.  You just need to be careful when you hire folks to trim your trees or clear your property.  Our recommendation would be to only utilize licensed arborists---people that have a reputation in Sioux Falls."

Huether says fraud is a crime.  If you suspect that an illegal activity is taking place, call Police at 9-1-1.