FEMA Impersonators and Identity Theft

By on February 13, 2018

If you’ve been affected by a recent natural disaster has someone called asking to verify your FEMA registration even though you didn’t apply? Or have you tried to claim FEMA benefits or assistance, but were told you had already applied?

After receiving multiple complaints from people living in these affected areas, the FTC wants you to know about a scam involving FEMA impersonators and identity theft. Here is what people are reporting:

  • Someone is calling to ask people for their personal information
  • People’s identities have been stolen after a recent natural disaster
  • Someone has filed for FEMA benefits using people’s names

has tips to help protect yourself from . This includes what to do if you try to register for FEMA assistance online but get a verification error, and what to do if someone calls asking you to verify your FEMA registration even though you did not apply. You also can check out the FTC’s information on , including people pretending to be from the .

Has your identity already been stolen? Visit to receive a step-by-step personal recovery plan. And if you’ve spotted a disasterrelated fraud, please tells us about it at .

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