In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, scammers continue to take advantage of those who are dealing with loss.
Claims have been made regarding scammers posing as FEMA inspectors who ask for personal information or who charge for services like damage inspections or contractor repairs.
There have also been reports of so-called employers using FEMA’s name to deceive job seekers by stating they are looking to hire 1,000 people and offering to pay $2,000 a week for 90 days.
Additionally, some Texas residents say they have been robo-called about their insurance. The caller tells residents their flood premiums are past due, and to have coverage for Hurricane Harvey, they must submit an immediate payment to a website.
Each of these scams can, at best, lead to rumors and false information being passed along. At worst, they lead to people who unfortunately become victims of these unscrupulous individuals.
The Better Business Bureau reminds each of us that there are things which can be done to protect ourselves from these thieves:
Got a question for the BBB? Contact Regional Director Kelly Trevino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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