Be alert for disaster fraud

If you attempt to file an application for assistance but find that someone has already filed an application in your name, FEMA requests that you call the FEMA Office of the Chief Security Office at 866-223-0814 or report at FEMA-OCSO-Tipline@fema.dhs.gov. More information can be found at www.disasterassistance.gov.

All FEMA employees and contractors have federally issued photo identification badges. If an individual shows up at your home to conduct a FEMA inspection and you have not filed an application for assistance, FEMA requests that you immediately contact the Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Inspector General at 800-323-8603 or www.oig.dhs.gov.

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