Georgia AG Carr, Commissioner King Warn Georgians Of Scams Following Recent Tornadoes

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr and Insurance Commissioner John King are warning of home repair fraud, price gouging, and other scams in the wake of recent tornadoes and storms that devastated the state. 

“Unfortunately, con artists will try to take advantage of those impacted by a weather-related disaster or individuals looking to donate to their neighbors in need,” said Carr. “As we continue to pray for the families and communities in the path of the storms, we want to remind all Georgians of the important steps they can take to protect themselves from home repair fraud and other schemes. We know this is a difficult time for many, and our office stands ready to assist any consumer who thinks they have encountered a potential scam.”

“Criminals know potential victims are at their most vulnerable after a natural disaster, which is why it’s important to be on guard against insurance-related scams immediately following a loss,” said King. “Never pay upfront for services, only use trusted providers, and speak to your insurance company before signing any contracts for repairs done to your home. My office is here to assist any consumers who are having issues with a claim or are not receiving a timely response from their insurance company.”

The tornadoes moved across Georgia over the weekend causing tremendous damage. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) posted images of some of the damage he saw first hand on Twitter. 

“Today, Marty and I joined @GeorgiaEMAHS personnel and other state and local partners to see the damage in Milledgeville caused by Sunday’s tornado. We’re grateful for the first responders and volunteers who were on the ground immediately, working to keep people and property safe,” he wrote alongside the images.

D & B Staff

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