Posted on: July 17, 2017

Avoid Scams Targeting Flood Damage Victims

Unfortunately, disasters bring out criminals looking to prey on victims. Also, charity or donation scams are common after a disaster. 

Please remember the following tips:

1) Don’t offer personal financial information over the phone or on-line. Be wary of clicking links or attachments from unknown sources.

2) Ask for identification. Government employees should wear an official government photo ID and government workers will never ask for a fee or payment.

3) When working with contractors, get three written estimates for repair work and get a written contract detailing all the work to be performed.

If you’ve been victimized by fraud, the Consumer Protection Division of the Illinois Attorney General’s office may be able to help. 

Visit their website at www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers. FEMA also has a toll-free Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 

if you suspect anyone of fraudulent activities. You can also contact local law enforcement at (847) 587-3100.

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