BBB Urges Consumers to Report Scams and Watch Out for “Storm Chasers”

BBB operations in Texas, Florida running normally, staff safe
September 14, 2017


Arlington, VA – As Texas continues clean-up efforts from Hurricane Harvey, and Florida and the Caribbean begin the long work of recovering from Hurricane Irma, the Better Business Bureau is continuing to urge caution when it comes to donations, storm clean-up, and rebuilding.

Several reports to BBB Scam Tracker have cited price gauging of essentials, government grant scams mentioning the hurricanes, and phony credit card charges in Euros “because of the hurricane,” and BBB is looking into potential charity scams and unauthorized crowdfunding campaigns. But the biggest concerns may still lie ahead, as “storm chasers” arrive in hard-hit areas.

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