Hurricane Victims Should Be on the Lookout for Flood Insurance Scam Robocalls

Homeowners and renters are getting robocalls telling them that their flood premiums are past due

Hurricane Victims Should Be on the Lookout for Flood Insurance Scam Robocalls
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September 13, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning consumers about a flood insurance scam targeting those that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. Those who have been or will be impacted by Hurricane Irma could also be potential targets of this scam.

Past due claims?

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), homeowners and renters are getting fraudulent robocalls telling them that their flood premiums are past due.

DO NOT respond to these robocalls!

If you have flood insurance and are not sure what you should do, read this helpful FTC blog post.

Report suspected scams

If you suspect that you've been the target of this or a similar scam, call the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline toll free at (866) 720-5721—and also report it to the FTC. Your reports help the FTC and other law enforcement agencies bring scam artists to justice and put an end to unfair and misleading business practices.

For information about how to help victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and for details on dealing with and recovering from the storm, read 'FTC Advice for Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims.'

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