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Officials announce campaign to protect victims from fraud


MOORE, OK — We’ve had record setting severe weather lately that left behind tons of destruction. And now, we’re getting some idea of the damage costs.

It’s been over two weeks since the devastating tornadoes that ripped through Moore and other areas. Now there is new information about damage from the tornadoes on May 19th and 20th.

State insurance officials say storm victims in hardest-hit areas like Shawnee, Little Axe, Bethel Acres, Newcastle, Carney and of course Moore have already filed more than $250 million in tornado-related losses.

More than 32,000 people have filed claims so far; most of them for homes and cars. Insurance officials say this is just the beginning.

These totals do not include anything filed from last Friday’s tornado between El Reno and Union City.

Meanwhile State Insurance Commissioner, John Doak wants to make sure people cleaning up from the storms don’t fall victim to disaster fraud.

Today he’s announcing a new campaign aimed at protecting victims from the growing number of storm scam complaints.
It’s a coordinated effort between state insurance officials, anti-fraud investigators, and Moore City leaders.

The announcement is scheduled for 10:00 am at Moore City Hall.