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.
- Disaster strikes, then insurance money is hijacked
- PG&E meets with San Bruno families about contractor
- Contractors from Hell
- Hunt still on for woman accused of stealing $5 million from Jesusita, Tea Fire victims
- Fire leads to tough situation
- AG Suthers: Scam Activities Proliferate in Aftermath of Fires
- Confidence Trick – The Origin of “Con Artist”
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!