Natural Disasters & Storm Scams & Scammers™

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RSN™ Scam Warning: Charity Scams

RSN™ Scam Warning: Charity Scams FROM ACCC’s Scamwatch Scammers are increasingly using fake charities or impersonating real charities to take advantage of people’s generosity and compassion, with losses reported to the ACCC’s Scamwatch increasing steadily over the past four years. This week is Charity Fraud Awareness Week and Scamwatch is warning people to watch out for fake charities and offering some quick and easy precautions to take to ensure their money goes towards a legitimate [...]

RSN™ Guide: Natural Disaster Fraud

RSN™ Guide: Natural Disaster Fraud In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Michael Department Of Justice Reminds The Public To Be Aware Of Fraud And Report It To The National Center For Disaster Fraud The Department of Justice established the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, when billions of dollars in federal disaster relief poured into the Gulf Coast region, which opened opportunities for criminals to exploit people during vulnerable times. [...]

RSN™ Anti-Scam Tips: Avoiding Natural Disaster Fraud

RSN™ Anti-Scam Tips: Avoiding Natural Disaster Fraud Tips on Avoiding Fraudulent Charitable Contribution Schemes The National Center for Disaster Fraud reminds the public to be aware of and report any instances of alleged fraudulent activity related to relief operations and funding for victims. Unfortunately, criminals can exploit disasters, such as Hurricane Harvey, for their own gain by sending fraudulent communications through email or social media and by creating phony websites designed to solicit contributions. Tips [...]

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