Get fraud prevention tips as scammers eye Texans hit by winter storm

Posted on 02/24/21

Repair and rebuild are the two words many Texans are using today after that winter storm ripped through our state, causing heartache, concern, and, for some, broken pipes and water damage.

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Now, FEMA is sounding the alarm; warning scammers may try to capitalize on the disaster that moved into the Lone Star State.

Meghan Smolensky with Lone Star Legal Aid joined us on the AARP Texas Prepare to Care Podcast to talk about scams we should look out for and what we can do to avoid becoming victims of fraud.

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Thanks for listening, and thanks for caring.

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