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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

StopFEMAFraud@fema.dhs.gov
Fax: 202-212-4926

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

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

A FEMA inspector came to my home, but I didn’t apply for FEMA assistance. What should I do?

Let the inspector know you did not apply for assistance. If the inspector has left, call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 to tell them that you did not apply. FEMA will stop all further processing for the application. If you use a relay service, such as your videophone, Innocaption or CapTel, please provide your specific number assigned to that service. It is important that FEMA is able to contact you, and you should be aware phone calls from FEMA may come from an unidentified number.

Operators can also assist you if you wish to create a new application to apply for FEMA assistance.

A fraudulent FEMA application could be a sign of identity theft. For information on responding to identity theft, visit Identity Theft | FTC Consumer Information and IdentityTheft.gov.

Do not contact the FEMA Fraud Investigations and Inspections Division, DHS Office of Inspector General, or the National Center for Disaster Fraud for the purpose of reporting identity theft.

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.