Post-Tornadoes Rebuilding Contractor Fraud Alert
In the aftermath of the tornadoes, wind and hail that wreaked havoc across parts of five states on December 10th and 11th, millions of people are cleaning up and looking to begin the task of repairing and rebuilding their homes and lives. The National Insurance Crime Bureau wants your help in spreading the word about contractor fraud.
As the storm passes and evacuees endure the stresses of cleaning their homes and surveying the damage, it is now they are most susceptible to seemingly sympathetic individuals offering to repair or rebuild their homes.
Deceitful contractors and vendors swoop in and take advantage of victims, take the money of unsuspecting homeowners, and do shoddy work, if any at all. Homeowners pay out thousands to tens of thousands of dollars and get no closer to getting their lives and homes back.
We work closely with law enforcement at the local, state, and federal levels to investigate insurance fraud to ensure those responsible are arrested and prosecuted.
As part of our efforts to increase the public’s awareness, we have created the enclosed PSAs available in 30-second formats for both television and radio.
We trust you will find these beneficial to your audience and air them as time permits.
For more information on how to identify and combat contractor fraud, please contact Tully Lehman via phone (925-758-0744) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Interim Vice President, Communications
National Insurance Crime Bureau