Consumer Help After a Disaster

The last thing a disaster victim needs is to be caught up in a consumer scam. But scam artists often move in after disasters, when victims are most vulnerable. Even people outside the disaster area can be victimized by charity scams.

The California Department of Consumer Affairs offers this Web page to help victims of earthquakes, floods, fires and other disasters.

A wide variety of services are available through State of California agencies, the Federal Government and other organizations, to assist with avoiding scams and with the rebuilding process.

EMERGENCY SERVICES AND LINKS TO DISASTER RESOURCES

DISASTER ASSISTANCE

FILING AN INSURANCE CLAIM

REBUILDING AFTER A DISASTER

HOW TO HELP

BEWARE OF CHARITY FRAUD