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Updated: 04/25/2013 08:00:12AM

Start to prepare for hurricane season

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Phyllis Schwartz

By Phyllis Schwartz,

Volunteer Manager, CASE Program, DCSO

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Each year prior to hurricane season, I write a column which I hope keeps you from becoming a victim of a scam that is all too common before and after disasters. Since one of the more respected storm predictors issued his forecast last week for a very active season, I decided this would be a good time to review the scam for you.

The scam occurs when someone approaches you at your home and attempts to frighten you with dire predictions of disaster if you don’t immediately allow him to repair something or other. He will often point out such things as loose roof shingles, overhanging tree limbs or unstable carports. These are just a few examples he will use.

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