Linda Webb, President of Contego Services Group, presents – Fraud Dog Tips
During a Hurricane, Flood or Tornado, the fraudster is looking for targets like you. Don’t be a victim.
Protect your self with these THREE Fraud Dog tips:
1. The Relief worker SCAM.
Watch out for the impostor pretending to be with FEMA, or other Government relief programs. ALWAYS ask for identification.
2. The Contractor Repair Scam
If someone tells you to pay cash TODAY for repairs tomorrow, that could be a scam. They’ll most likely take your money and won’t come back to do the work. NEVER pay in advance for repairs.
3. The fake insurance Scam
If an agent shows up trying to sell you insurance that will pay for your damages that just happened, that’s a SCAM. Backdating insurance during a natural disaster is FRAUD.
Remember this – the fraudster does not want to be identified. ALWAYS
Get their business card
Ask to see a driver’s license, and
TAKE a picture of the person with your cell phone.
Being a victim of a weather related tragedy is hard enough, don’t let the fraudster make it worse.