Monday, September 11, 2017

4 Major Scams to Watch Out for In the Wake of Natural Disasters—and How to Avoid Them

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By Meghan Jones

As awful as it seems, there are people who take advantage of natural crises. Whether you've been affected or are trying to help those who were, make sure you don't fall victim to a scam.

Whenever a natural disaster strikes, there are always many affected individuals who need help—and the majority of people genuinely want to provide it. But unfortunately, both disaster victims and would-be givers alike do have to be careful of predatory scammers. Here are the four most common ways people try to profit from crises like hurricanes and tropical storms—and how you can avoid them.  Read more >>