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Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody Warns Public Of Storm-Related Scams

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody smiles at the camera.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is releasing a new edition to her Scams at a Glance consumer education program. It contains information on how to recognize storm-related scams.

Hurricanes often batter Florida. In 2018 it was Michael. In 2020, it's Eta. Attorney General Ashley Moody says people sometimes fall victim to scams in the wake of these storms. Her office is giving out tips on how to recognize these storm-related scams.

"Information provided in Scams at a Glance: After the Storm includes resources following a natural disaster, tips on steering clear of repair scams, how to spot and stop tree service scams, and ways to avoid water testing and treatment scams," Moody says.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently reported that the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season is the most active on record. Moody urges Floridians to always prepare ahead of a storm.

Robbie Gaffney graduated from Florida State University with degrees in Digital Media Production and Creative Writing. Before working at WFSU, they recorded FSU’s basketball and baseball games for Seminole Productions as well as interned for the PBS Station in Largo, Florida. Robbie loves playing video games such as Shadow of the Colossus, Animal Crossing, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Their other hobbies include sleeping and watching anime.