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  • Avoid Being Taken Advantage of After the Storm

    This resource includes links to report price gouging and unfair business practices. Read More

    Partnership for Legal Access
  • Disaster-Related Fraud doc

    A disaster can lure crooked building contractors and public insurance adjusters. They?ll try to exploit the confusion and emergency conditions and swindle you and your insurance company. Content Detail

    Texas Department of Insurance
  • FEMA Disaster Guide word

    In Texas, the following were declared disaster areas between September 4 through 6, 2011: Disaster No. 2965, Bear Creek Fire Disaster No. 2964, Texas Riley Road Fire Disaster No. 2963, Texas Moonglow Fire Disaster No. 2962, Texas Tamina Fire Disaster No. 2960, Texas Steiner Ranch Fire Disaster No. 2959, Texas Pedernales Bend Fire Disaster No. 2958, Texas Bastrop County Fire Complex Content Detail

  • How to Spot a Flood Damaged Car? Answers here! PDF

    Good information to help YOU spot a flood damaged car BEFORE you buy. Content Detail

    Texas Department of Motor Vehciles
  • Home Repair Fraud

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    Boat People SOS, Inc.
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  • Reporting Insurance Fraud

    Texas Department of Insurance Fraud Unit Online Reporting Form for Consumers and Other Non-Insurance Company Parties. Content Detail

    Texas Department of Insurance
  • Preaparing Your Finances For Emergencies

    Hurricane Sandy reminded us that disasters – storms, fires, floods, earthquakes – can happen to anyone, and when they do you have little time to react. If you had to leave your home in an emergency, you would only have minutes to choose what stays and what goes, and your financial records may be one of the last things on your mind. So, collecting and organizing your financial information now could help you avoid problems and recover faster. Read More

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Dan Rutherford