Scammers Using Robo-Calls About Insurance to Fleece Hurricane Harvey Survivors


September 1, 2017

Amid the many feel-good stories about strangers helping strangers in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a feel-bad story has almost inevitably surfaced: Scammers are using robo-calls to try to fleece storm survivors.

The robo-calls tell people that their premiums are past due and that they must send money immediately or else have their flood insurance canceled.

“That is pure fraud. You should only be taking information from trusted sources,” said Roy E. Wright, director of the National Flood Insurance Program at the Federal Emergency Management Agency...

 
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