Beware of Fraud when 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) 720-5721Photo by FEMA Graphic - Oct 27, 2017