By I.I.I. staffer Brent Carris
While natural disasters have the unique ability to unify people, it is important to stay cognizant of scams and fraud that follow.
PropertyCasualty360 addressed potential scams in this article, noting that hurricane relief fraudsters are some of the first to appear after a storm. One way to avoid scams is to donate strictly to well-known reputable organizations such as the Red Cross or Direct Relief. The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation has a Hurricane Harvey disaster relief fund as well.
FEMA has launched this page with information on disaster relief and how affected individuals can prepare for the arising fraudsters.