Texas Winter Storm Recovery Resources – Avoid Scams and Fraud

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Texas Winter Storm Recovery Resources – Avoid Scams and Fraud

The Texas Winter Storm Recovery Resources includes information and resources designed to help Texans recover from the storm.

How to Avoid Scams and Fraud

If you apply for assistance, the process will take some time, so in the meantime please be careful of people and groups posing as an official assistance agency that try to get your personal information such as social security number and other confidential data. Unfortunately, there are many scammers who try to take advantage of people after disasters. Visit the FEMA website for information on recognizing fraud and scams. You can file a complaint against consumer fraud on the Texas Attorney General website.

Additional resources:

Who Can I Trust?

Trusted sources for assistance include:

Publication Code: DPR5

Disability Rights Texas logo

Statewide Intake: 1-800-252-9108
Sign Language Video Phone: 1-866-362-2851
Purple 2 Video Phone: 512-271-9391
Online Intake available 24/7: intake.DRTx.org

Disclaimer: Disability Rights Texas strives to update its materials on an annual basis, and this handout is based upon the law at the time it was written. The law changes frequently and is subject to various interpretations by different courts. Future changes in the law may make some information in this handout inaccurate.

The handout is not intended to and does not replace an attorney’s advice or assistance based on your particular situation.

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