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How to avoid 'storm chaser' fraud after Harvey
Protect yourself from poptential scam artists targeting those in need

Criminal News: “Storm Chaser” Scam Artists Prey on Vulnerable

An Attack on The Vulnerable

With hurricane season in full swing, it’s a good idea to learn how to protect yourself from so-called “storm chaser” scam artists. Reduce your vulnerability and stay vigilant.

After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, the Justice Department created a special task force to crack down on storm-chaser scams. A Justice Department spokeswoman said more than 1,400 people have been prosecuted for Katrina-related fraud.

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