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Avoiding Fraud After Hurricane Ida

As we recover from Hurricane Ida, it is important to steers clear of lurking scam artists. We urge you to only do business with licensed contractors and be careful who you sign your coverage rights away to. Also, fake charities pop up quickly in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Do your research before you donate. Visit www.give.org or www.charitynavigator before giving any money. If you suspect fraud after Hurricane Ida, contact the Louisiana Attorney General's Office at (225) 326-6465.

In the videos below, AARP Louisiana State President, Bobby Savoie speaks with Brad Hassert, Compliance Director for the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, and Carmen Million, CEO of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of South Central Louisiana to discuss the most common scams that occur after a hurricane, and what you can do to avoid falling victim.

The Louisiana State Licensing Board has a full guide with more information: https://lslbc.louisiana.gov/wp-content/uploads/brochure.pdf

The Attorney General's Office does also: https://www.ag.state.la.us/Files/Article/272/Documents/ContractorFraud.pdf

AARP Louisiana State President speaks with Brad Hassert, Compliance Director for the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors to discuss recognizing and avoiding contractor fraud after a hurricane.
State President, Bobby Savoie, speaks with Carmen Million to discuss different ways to avoid charity and contractor fraud after Hurricane Ida and Tropical Storm Nicholas.

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