Horror Stories

These Horror Stories illustrate the devastating effects of becoming a victim twice!  Disaster can strike in the form of unscrupulous scam artists who prey on those who are in most need of help.

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Video:  Tornado Looters take advantage of disaster survivors

Looters arrested after they were caught savaging debris from tornado for scrap metal and copper wire.

Video: Wildfire Scams

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! It is heartbreaking to lose your home in a wildfire, but there are people who are willing to take advantage of an emotional situation in order to make money. Lieutenant Jeff Duckworth of the San Diego Sheriff’s Financial Crimes Unit has tips on how to protect yourself, your property and your money.

 Video: Warning for Fire Victims About Possible Scams

On the same day fires ended in San Diego, scam artists were already at work. Find out why a local public adjuster is already in trouble. Stories like these is why The Red Guide to Recovery is an invaluable tool to help prevent you from becoming a victim twice!