Many towns are only beginning to rebuild after the destruction Hurricane Harvey left behind. Sadly, many times this is where opportunity and crime meet. Scam is definitely not another thing we want our VIP’s worrying about after this natural disaster.
We are wanting to relay this message from our partners at TWIA to you. We hope this information helps avoid any scams that may be in your areas.
**Message from Texas Windstorm Insurance Association**
Please be aware that TWIA’s Special Investigations Unit is monitoring reports of fraudulent activities in communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. We have received reports of individuals in Corpus Christi impersonating TWIA adjusters and requesting payment for inspections (TWIA adjusters do not ask for, or accept, money). In the Rockport area, a contractor was recently arrested for price gouging clients on tree removal services.
Make sure your policyholders are protected from fraud by sharing the following tips:
- Ask contractors and adjusters for ID. If possible, confirm contractor identities with local officials. TWIA adjusters have TWIA badges.
- Be aware that a TWIA adjuster will never request payment for service.
- Contractors performing major repairs in Rockport, Corpus Christi, and Port Aransas are required to register with the City. Check online for additional information: Rockport, Corpus Christi, and Port Aransas.
- If you suspect disaster-related fraud activities, call the TWIA Fraud Hotline at 800-624-0425.
As always if you have any questions regarding anything at all, we are here to help you in these difficult times. Our community may have suffered, but we will rebuild and stand stronger together.
Thank you VIP’s,