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Disaster Fraud

After a disaster, scam artists, identity thieves, and other criminals often attempt to take advantage of disaster survivors. We encourage survivors to watch for and report any suspicious activity.

Here are a few ways you can report disaster fraud immediately.

Contact the FEMA Fraud Investigations and Inspections Division

FEMA-OCSO-Tipline@fema.dhs.gov
1-866-223-0814 (phone)
202-212-4916 (fax)

FEMA Fraud Investigations and Inspections Division
400 C Street SW
Suite 7SW-1009
Mail Stop 3005
Washington D.C., 20472

Other Ways to Report Fraud

You can also report fraud to Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General, or the Department of Justice (DOJ) Fraud Hotline.

U.S. Department of Justice, National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF)
Phone: 866-720-5721
Complaint Form

U.S. Mail:
National Center for Disaster Fraud
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4909

Stay Informed

During each disaster it’s important to stay tuned to local media and trusted local and federal social media for current updates about ongoing disasters with tips on disaster fraud.

If something makes you feel uncomfortable, check with FEMA or local law enforcement to ensure your identity is protected.

Last updated Jun 18, 2020

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