NEW JERSEY — Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and the Division of Consumer Affairs are warning New Jersey residents against scams related to ongoing rebuilding efforts post-Tropical Storm Ida.
Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency across New Jersey on Sept. 1 as Ida spawned devastating tornadoes, caused record rainfall and powerful flash flooding from south to north. The death toll from Ida now stands at 30, the highest New Jersey has seen.
Bruck asked residents to beware of price gouging, fake disaster-relief charities, and the sale of flood-damaged vehicles.
“Natural disasters like Tropical Storm Ida create opportunities for scammers and con artists to prey on people made vulnerable by the storm’s impact,” Bruck said. “We’re committed to holding those who violate our laws accountable, and are reminding everyone to be on the lookout for fraud and know how to avoid it.”
Bruck’s office said that the aftermath of a natural disaster…