Wildfire Survivors Warned: Beware of Fraud
October 01, 2015
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - As Californians work to recover from the wildfires, FEMA is warning of another danger: Fraudulent building contractors and other scam artists who often appear in communities recovering from a disaster.
Here are a few common post-disaster fraud practices:
Fraudulent phone calls or visits: Be wary of individuals claiming to be from FEMA without proper FEMA photo identification asking for survivor information.
Survivors will be asked to provide their Social Security number and banking information only when registering for FEMA assistance.