FEMA Releases Tips To Avoid Scams

Don't get scammed! FEMA released these tips to make sure you're not taken advantage of in post-Hurricane Irma Florida. 

  • FEMA inspectors asking for personal information or charging for services is a scam. 
  • Do not respond to requests asking for personal information. The only time you should provide this information is during the initial application process for FEMA aid or when you initiate contact with the agency to follow up an application. FEMA inspectors only require verification of identity.
  • Ask for identification and don't be afraid to hang up on cold callers.
  • Contact government agencies using information posted on their websites or in other official sources.
  • Don't sign anything you don't understand or contracts with blank spaces.
  • If you suspect fraud, contact the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or report it to the Federal Trade Commission.

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