Tag: emergency

Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, home to almost 3.5 million Americans.

Those of us with personal ties to the island are shocked by the catastrophe Hurricane Maria left behind....

It's been a devastating hurricane season. First Harvey and Irma, and now Hurricane Maria has pummeled Puerto Rico. It’s time to take stock and develop a recovery plan. The process may seem overwhelming. Here are a...

The devastation of Hurricane Harvey stresses the importance for all of us — regardless of where we live — to prepare as best we can for weather emergencies that can impact our lives and communities.

The FTC has...

One thing we’ve learned at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is that scams often follow the news – especially when there’s a natural disaster, like Hurricane Harvey, in the headlines. Case in point: Colleagues at the Federal Emergency Management...

Hurricane Harvey has devastated much of Southeastern Texas. Once the rain and floodwaters recede, it’ll be time to take stock and develop a recovery plan. The process may seem overwhelming. Here are a few tips and links to...

If you get a text or call saying a loved one is in trouble and they need you to wire them money, it's most likely a scam.

One of my favorite parts about working at the Federal Trade Commission is hearing stories of folks avoiding a scam. A recent story involves Lou, who picked up the phone and spotted the scam almost as soon as he heard the young man call him “...

Hurricane Matthew has left the Caribbean and is on its way to the east coast of the U. S. If you live in states along the coast and haven’t begun storm preparations, now’s the time.

Hurricane hazards come in many forms, including heavy...

Money transfers may be useful when you want to send funds to someone you know and trust — but they're never a good idea when you're dealing with a stranger.

Fake Check Scams Other Money Transfer Scams

Scam artists use a number of...

Once the floodwaters have receded, it’s time to take stock and develop a recovery plan. It can seem overwhelming. Here are a few tips and links to resources to help make the task less burdensome.

Contact your insurance company. Ask what the...

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