Consumer advocates are warning Arkansans affected by rising waters in parts of the state to beware of scammers selling fake flood insurance.

In recent weeks, floodwaters have hit record levels along the Arkansas River and other tributaries following torrential storms upstream.

Homeowners and renters should be aware of unscrupulous people selling worthless insurance coverage for rising water damage after the floodwaters already are there. To hear a podcast on the subject, visit