Tennessee Tornado Survivors: Avoid Contractor Fraud

February 9, 2022
Disasters often bring communities together but con artists, identity thieves and other criminals may target survivors working to rebuild after last December's severe weather and tornadoes.

The most common types of post-disaster fraud include phony housing inspectors, fraudulent building contractors, bogus pleas for disaster donations, fake offers of municipal or federal aid, and charging for free services.

Scam attempts can be made over the phone, by mail or email, through the internet, or in person. It is important to remain alert, ask questions, and always ask for identification when someone claims to represent FEMA or another government agency. Con artists are creative and resourceful. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it should be questioned.

Read the full release by FEMA for some helpful tips to protect yourself.

Tennessee Tornado Survivors: Avoid Contractor Fraud

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