Flood insurance is one of the most misunderstood types of insurance, and scammers are taking advantage of that fact to make money off victims of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and other agencies are warning that residents of south Texas and Louisiana have reported getting robocalls saying their flood insurance premiums are past-due, and they need to pay right away to avoid a lapse in coverage.
This type of predatory behavior happens frequently after major floods, but given the size and scope of the unfolding devastation from Harvey, it’s likely many people will be taken in by this scheme. And as the storm moves east and north, it’s likely Mississippians will be getting such calls, too. FEMA warns homeowners not to fall for it. If you are really behind on your flood insurance, an automated phone call in the middle of the disaster won’t be your first notification.
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