Published: May 28, 2020
We have received reports that fraudulent applications are being filed for FEMA relief. If you believe that you are the victim of disaster relief fraud associated with FEMA, please report the fraud directly to the FEMA Fraud Branch via the following phone number and/or email addresses:
FEMA Fraud Branch (also known as FEMA Office of the Chief Security Officer) (866) 223-0814
The FEMA Fraud Branch will process the complaint and attempt to remediate the fraud. The FEMA Fraud Branch will also refer the matter to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Unfortunately, the FEMA Fraud Branch will not respond individually to victim complaints. To determine if the fraud has been remediated by FEMA, victims should contact their local FEMA Disaster Recovery Center. It is unnecessary to file a separate report with a local or federal law enforcement agency, unless instructed to do so by FEMA. However, please continue to notify local law enforcement agencies and/or the FBI Santa Rosa Resident Agency regarding potential FEMA fraud, so that trends in disaster fraud activity can be monitored locally.
Additionally, if you believe that you are the victim of identity theft, please visit IdentityTheft.gov to report the identity theft and obtain resources for recovering from identity theft.