As the aftermath of Hurricane Ida continues to wreak havoc on Mississippi and Louisiana homes and residents, not to mention national supply chains already struggling from the pandemic, the powerful Class 4 hurricane hasn’t claimed the last of its victims.
The Federal Trade Commission issued warnings about scammers that seek out victims during national emergencies and natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires. From home contractors who don’t deliver what they promise to outright fraudulent activity and theft, it’s especially important to be vigilant during a national disaster.
Watch Out For Fake Charities
One of the most common scams, according to the FTC and American Association of Retired Persons, a nonprofit organization that empowers…