With hurricane season and wildfire season on the horizon in many parts of the country, damage and loss of homes in affected areas is inevitable.
According to the NICB, up to 10% of paid disaster claims can be attributed to fraud. In 2021, insurers paid
Oftentimes, these deceitful actors target neighborhoods affected by disasters and make an unsolicited stopover at your doorstep. They will take your money, often overcharging, and do shoddy work or none at all, promising that your insurance company will pay for everything.
Insurance fraud related to natural disasters can add millions of dollars paid out by insurers, which translates into higher premiums for policyholders. In some cases, individual owners have to pay up to tens of thousands of dollars that they may not be able to recover.
During the media tour interviews
What steps homeowners can and should take before a natural disaster and how being prepared can help reduce the risk of becoming a victim of fraud
The type of fraud that occurs in the aftermath of disasters as victims attempt to rebuild their homes and lives
Best practices for disaster victims when hiring contractors or suppliers and tips for avoiding dishonest contractors
What will be the federal response following a natural disaster and what it entails both for recovery and to help mitigate fraud issues
The most common methods used by fraudulent contractors to scam victims
Resources available to help homeowners and other disaster victims avoid potential fraudsters or report fraud when they are victims