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Hurricane Season Safety Reminders

Baron Team Insights

A 60-second read by the Baron Team:  Now that we are in an active hurricane season, a good reminder is that we do see an increase in scams related to natural disasters.  Be on the lookout for disaster-relief, insurance, or charity-relief scams.

Here are some helpful tips/reminders from the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) to keep in mind:

  • Know that officials with government disaster assistance agencies do not call or text asking for financial account information.
  • There is no fee required to apply for or get federal assistance from FEMA.
  • Remember that phone scams often use spoofing techniques to deliberately falsify the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity and make the call appear legitimate.
  • If someone calls claiming to be a government official or insurance professional, hang up and call the number listed on the agency’s official website.
  • Do not open suspicious emails.
  • Verify information in social media posts.

Click here to download a Consumer Guide from the FCC

This American Red Cross Hurricane Safety Checklist is a helpful resource.   Click on the picture to view or download the checklist:

Please be safe and reach out to your Baron Team with any questions.

Disclosure: This is a general communication being provided for informational purposes only.  This material is not intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research, tax or investment advice.