Here is a roundup of articles from around the web highlighting consumer scams, helpful recovery tips, ways businesses are trying help…and ways they aren’t!
- Chase Bank is waiving fees for it customers in areas affected by Sandy
- Freddie Mac is suspending foreclosures, waiving fees and delaying reports to credit agencies
- Meanwhile, Groupon is selling deals for restaurants in New York that will be closed for a long time.
- Government warns of contractor/equity loan scams in disaster home repairs
- Other ripoffs and scams to look out for after a disaster
- Post-disaster charity scams that are actually just looking for your credit card info
- Angry at your power company after the storm? Scammers offer you a way to switch power companies, but really just want all the information on your utility bills
- Governors in Sandy states insist it wasn’t a hurricane, to help people avoid hurricane insurance deductibles
- Tips on minimizing your after-storm costs
- Finally, Comcast wants you to know what’s truly important to them in a time like this: their equipment. If your house blows away, they will charge you for the cable box!
For a lot of folks, life won’t be returning to normal for a while. Hopefully tips like these will help.