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Lisa A first hand witness to thousands of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed by disasters, Sean Scott, a second generation building contractor specializing in disaster restoration, became aware that survivors were ill equipped to take the steps to recovery. Unaided, or misguided, disaster survivors struggle to successfully navigate the complex process, and so, The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors was born. Used by fire departments, relief organizations, government agencies, and communities across the U.S., The Red Guide to Recovery helps countless people prepare for and recover from disaster events.

Category: Scams

Scam Alerts

August 29th, 2015

Beware of the “bad apples” that come out collecting for victims of disaster.  A Seattle news center recently provided an important reminder that while disaster victims are often targets for scams related to their recovery efforts, anyone donating to charities and relief organizations should be careful as well.

Cyber criminals send emails, and phone calls can sound threatening or urgent.  Do your best to confirm the charities you give to are legitimate.  The Better Business Bureau is a good resource.

For more, see the Scam Alert:  Outpouring of wildfire relief sparks wave of fraudsters

Also, see our page on Fraud & Scam Alerts

 

About the author

Lisa A first hand witness to thousands of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed by disasters, Sean Scott, a second generation building contractor specializing in disaster restoration, became aware that survivors were ill equipped to take the steps to recovery. Unaided, or misguided, disaster survivors struggle to successfully navigate the complex process, and so, The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors was born. Used by fire departments, relief organizations, government agencies, and communities across the U.S., The Red Guide to Recovery helps countless people prepare for and recover from disaster events.


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