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Prepare for winter weather emergencies while avoiding scams

Terri Miller
Scammers don’t hibernate in the winter. Just like you, they’re watching the weather reports and preparing for storms — and they’re counting on catching you unawares. As you get ready for winter
Consumer Alert

Getting your finances back on track after Hurricane Ian

Gema de las Heras
After a natural disaster, the road to recovery — financial and otherwise — can be long and bumpy. As you begin picking up the pieces in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, here are some things to think
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How to save money on utilities this winter and avoid scams

Colleen Tressler
When temperatures drop, it often costs more to stay comfortable in your home — and scammers know that. This alert is the first in a series to help you get your home ready for winter, save money, and
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It’s National Preparedness Month. Are you ready?

Cody Rhew
The 2022 hurricane season has been fairly calm, but we have a way to go. The season peaks in mid-September and runs through November. A lot can happen in that time, and not all hurricane related. This
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Dealing with tornado damage? Avoid post-disaster scams

Andrew Rayo
The recent tornado outbreak in the south is already taking a heavy toll — but scammers see it as a chance to take even more. Tornadoes can come out of the blue, followed by scammers ready to “help”
Consumer Alert

How to donate wisely after a disaster

Colleen Tressler
As residents across Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Missouri begin taking stock following the devastating series of tornadoes that hit their states, you might be looking for ways to help
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How to save money heating your home this winter

Colleen Tressler
The days are getting cooler — in fact, some parts of the U.S. have already seen snow. Experts report it’s going to be an expensive winter to heat your home, but there are things you can do now to cut
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How to spot, stop, and report post-disaster scams

Colleen Tressler
Whether you’re starting to assess the damage from Hurricane Ida, the recent flooding in Tennessee, the wildfires in the West, or another natural disaster, coping with the aftermath is never easy. But