Post-disaster fraud and scams

The City of Waynesville is cautioning storm damage victims to be aware of post-disaster fraud and scams. Attempts to scam residents can be made over the phone, by mail or email, through the Internet or in person. It is important to remain alert, as con artists are creative and resourceful.

NEVER let a contractor pressure you into hiring them to repair your home after a disaster.

NEVER let a contractor interpret your insurance policy – call your agent to understand your coverage.

NEVER let a contractor discourage you from contacting your insurer.

ALWAYS require them to provide proof that they’re licensed and insured.
There are many good, reputable contractors out there. Look out for your vulnerable neighbors and friends as we all navigate this recovery period.