State guide aims to arm Oregonians against ‘disaster scams’


Natural disaster resource guide educates residents on what to watch out for

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — From winter ice storms assisted by rolling power outages, to coastal flooding and unprecedented wildfires, Oregon has experienced a disturbing increase in natural disasters in the last year and a half.

And as a growing number of Oregonians fall victim to these incidents, the potential for disaster-related scams and fraud also rises.

“I can not imagine fleeing my home in fear of a wildfire or another natural disaster,” Ellen Klem, director of Consumer Outreach and Education for the Oregon Attorney General’s Office,…

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