Disaster Fraud: Criminals Capitalizing on Catastrophes

From Security Intelligence

In the last year, the U.S. has experienced major snowstorms, extensive flooding, tornadoes, dangerous wildfires and hurricanes. Fraudsters lurk in the shadows of these natural disasters and prey on vulnerable individuals and organizations for financial gain. The FBI and the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) reminded the public that there is a potential for this type of fraud in the aftermath of all catastrophes.

Disaster fraud is a deliberate act to deceive people, government organizations or private industries after devastating events for personal financial gain.

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