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As Irma Approaches Florida, Stay Ahead Of Hurricane Scams

GoFundMe campaigns and robocalls have already started. Fight instances of fraud by staying informed and carefully researching reputable charities.
Even before Hurricane Irma arrived at Florida's doorstep scammers geared into action. / LIONEL CHAMOISEAU / Getty Images

Even before Hurricane Irma arrived at Florida's doorstep scammers geared into action.

A GoFundMe campaign purporting to be from Miami-born singer Jason Derulo set a fundraising goal of $1 million for Irma victims before being shut down by the website. Robocalls set up by scammers are telling people that their insurance premiums are overdue and that they must pay up immediately or else risk losing their coverage.

12 third-party vendors forthat she has been in touch with Amazon, among other firms, about cracking down on abuses.

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