November 1, 2017

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is warning people to be vigilant about potential scammers and con artists in the wake of recent natural disasters, including Hurricane Harvey.

FEMA has issued an alert warning people to be aware of “suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals attempting to defraud the government.”

In some instances, people are applying for FEMA benefits using identities stolen from residents of areas hit by the storms.

Learn more here.