Oil Spill Scam

As if millions of barrels of crude floating around the Gulf of Mexico isn’t bad enough, now some scammers are trying to take advantage of people whose livelihoods have been damaged by the record-breaking spill.It’s no secret that scam artists follow the headlines, and the daily news of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is no exception.People Lets use common sense here The FTC says it’s likely that scammers will use e-mails, websites, door-to-door collections, flyers, mailings and telephone calls to make contact and solicit money. Some may claim they’re raising money for environmental causes or offer fraudulent services – like remediation services – related to the oil spill. Others may claim they can expedite loss claims for a fee. Still others may knock on your door and talk about placing booms or checking for oil on your property. Chances are they’re trying to gain your trust to get inside your home or get access to your personal information

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