FEMA warns of inspector fraud

Photo: MGN
Photo: MGN

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)—FEMA is warning flood survivors to beware of inspector fraud.

According to the government, FEMA will not ask you for financial or payment information up front.

FEMA inspectors also will not ask you for your FEMA registration number or social security number.

A news release states that flood victims should beware of any inspector that seeks payment from you, especially if they promise disaster grants in return.

To ensure that you do not become a victim of inspector fraud, ask to see the inspector’s ID prior to the inspection.

If you suspect inspector fraud, call your local law enforcement immediately and then the FEMA Disaster Fraud hotline at 866-720-5721.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s