Deceitful Contractors' Well-Rehearsed, Predatory Practices Exploit Hurricane Victims
Hurricanes often wreak havoc across wide stretches of land leaving untold numbers of homeowners to the daunting task of rebuilding their homes and lives. Unfortunately following disasters, deceitful contractors descend on the region looking to make a quick buck off victims. Homeowners, undergoing the stresses and strains common after losing a home, often fall prey to these well-rehearsed predatory schemes slowing the recovery process.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau is the nation’s leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting insurance fraud, and we’ve been doing this for more than a century.
We are asking for your help in informing your audience about post-disaster contractor fraud. These 30 and 60-second PSAs, available for both television and radio, and in English and Spanish are intended to raise awareness and inform hurricane victims how to identify contractor fraud and best practices for selecting a contractor.
According to our analysis, fraud accounts for about 5-to-10 percent of all insurance claims filed. With that in mind, Hurricane Ida in 2021 alone would have accounted for $2 – $4.4 billion in fraud related claims, a cost policyholders pay for though their annual insurance premium.
We trust you will find these beneficial for your audience and air them as time permits.
For more information on contractor fraud, please contact Tully Lehman via phone (925-758-0744) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications