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November 13, 2012

Be wary of identity theft and scams following a weather disaster


— Something else consumers should be aware of is a phishing scam. Be wary of any caller who says they are representing a company that has lost your personal data.

Make sure you have a hard copy or scanned copy of all important phone numbers. In today’s society everyone simply stores phone numbers in their cell phones. This will not do you any good in the event your phone battery goes down and you do not have access to electricity so you can charge it.

“Going through a weather crisis and losing your home and possessions is hard enough. Take some extra precautions and simple steps to protect what you can so that you don’t have to rebuild your identity along with your home,” Osteen said.


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