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

“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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