Beware of cyber and phone scams in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Malicious emails, texts, and phone calls are common after natural disasters, with cyber criminals preying on potential disaster victims and charitable donors.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) advises to exercise caution in handling emails with hurricane-related subject lines, attachments or hyperlinks. In addition, be wary of social media pleas, texts or door-to-door solicitations related to Ian disaster relief.

CISA provides the following links that offer tips for avoiding scams: