Post-Storm Contractor Fraud Alert
During hurricane season, millions of people are under threat of a disaster – disasters that threaten lives and property. During this hurricane season, the National Insurance Crime Bureau wants your help in spreading the word about contractor fraud.
Victims of catastrophes are under tremendous stress as they are often pulled from their homes, rushed through heavy traffic trying to get to safety, all while leaving their home and belongings behind. They return home exhausted and strained, a time when they are most susceptible to these fraudulent schemes.
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.
NICB representatives are available for an interview. Please contact Tully Lehman via phone (925-758-0744) or email (email@example.com).
Interim Vice President, Communications
National Insurance Crime Bureau