FEMA Registration Fraud
FEMA recently became aware of potentially suspicious activity related to the recovery from hurricanes and wildfires including fraudulent registrations. FEMA and its partners are taking necessary steps to determine impacts of the fraudulent activities and implement long-term solutions.
If survivors suspect fraud, there are several options for survivors to report suspicious activity. They can contact the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) at 1-800-323-8603, TTY 1-844-889-4357. A fraud complaint may also be completed online at the OIG’s website, http://www.oig.dhs.gov, faxed to 202-254-4297 or mailed to: DHS Office of Inspector General; Mail Stop 0305; Department of Homeland Security; 245 Murray Drive SW; Washington DC 20528-0305. Survivors can also call FEMA’s Office of the Chief Security Officer (OCSO) Tip line at 1-866-223-0814 or email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


FEMA Disaster Fraud
State and federal recovery officials urge California residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals who may try to prey on vulnerable survivors of the wildfires. Common post-disaster fraud practices include:

  • Fake offers of state or federal aid
  • Phony housing inspectors
  • Fraudulent building contractors
  • Bogus pleas for post-disaster donation

Anyone with knowledge of fraud, waste, or abuse may call the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline at (866) 720-5721 or report it to the Federal Trade Commission at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov. You may also send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..