FTC warns of Gulf oil spill scams

Oil spill scams
Oil spill scams

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers and businesses to be on the lookout for scams taking advantage of the Gulf oil spill.

The FTC warns that thieves trying to take advantage of the disaster will use e-mail, websites, fliers, mailing, telephone calls and even door-to-door collections to make a buck. Others also may pose as insurance adjusters who can expedite a claim for a fee. Don't fall for it.