Friday, February 15, 2013

Disaster Scams Special Part 1: 20 Tricks to Watch For

Disaster scams are now established as a major crime in our society.

And no wonder. Just take a look at the map at the bottom of the FEMA home page, showing where disasters currently are located in the US. Most of them you may never have heard of.

So, since we live in a world where, sadly, emergencies happen all too frequently, the Scambusters team has pulled together a definitive checklist of the most common tricks, how to avoid them and where to get information and help.

These cruel scams, hoaxes and malicious messages cover the full gamut of incidents, from natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and wildfires, to human-created tragedies like mass shootings and terrorist attacks.

Click here to read the full article. 

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