Rumor: It costs money for an inspection or to apply for assistance.
This is not true. FEMA will never ask you to pay to apply for assistance or receive an inspection.
If you have knowledge of fraud, waste or abuse you can report it anonymously by calling the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721. You can also email StopFEMAfraud@fema.dhs.gov.