A state official who investigates scams encouraged residents to think twice before handing over personal information during June 21 event in Dyersville.

“Since we’ve been small, firefighters came and told you to, ‘Stop, drop and roll,’” said Al Perales, an investigator with the Consumer Protection Division of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. “Now, I’m telling you to stop, think and call. Get a second opinion. If it’s a situation where they are trying to raise your emotions and they’re asking for money up front, it’s a scam.”