Protecting All Disaster Survivors from Fraudsters

Solid Tuesday start with an interview with 3 News Now (CBS affiliate) Omaha.

Today’s story will focus in on protecting our disaster survivors against fraudsters and scam artists. So it paid off when MMJ Ruta Ulcinaite called and wanted to schedule an interview.

Lots of questions on how to make sure visitors are really FEMA official employees…

…informing our audiences that FEMA employees never ask for money….

…and of course letting the public know we work closely with public safety agencies when issues like this come up.

And if you are going to ask, we’ve had multiple reports of people falsify information and are trying to defraud disaster survivors. Grrrrrrrrrrrr.

It is imperative that we work with our partners in the media to get the word out to protect their viewing audiences on what to do and how to combat the mis-information for any disaster survivor.

Since our efforts are statewide, we have to reach a wide audience including TV, radio, newspaper, social media, etc….countless ways to communicate on ALL mediums. As the Public Information Officer (PIO) – it is your job to be the face of the agency as we continue to support the recovery efforts here for the 28 counties and one tribal nation.

Our efforts at FEMA are committed to helping these community before, during, and after a disaster.

Reporting live from the Joint Field Office with Ruta….

@rusnivek

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