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Beware of Fraud when Seeking Disaster Assistance

Graphic explaining how to avoid fraud while seeking disaster assistance.

Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams and home inspectors are often sent to rural areas to help disaster survivors, but not all individuals offering assistance are who they say they are.

Don’t take a financial hit from scams during your recovery process!

Before you engage, follow these tips:

FEMA representatives and inspectors from other agencies will always have identification.

Do NOT give cash. Government workers never ask for a fee or payment.

Do NOT give personally identifiable information over the phone.

If you believe you are the victim of fraud, contact the Disaster Fraud Hotline to report scams or fraud in your area.


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

Phone: (866) 720-5721

Photo by FEMA Graphic - Oct 27, 2017
Last Updated: October 27, 2017