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Florida Assembles Storm Fraud Team

073979Florida’s Department of Financial Services’ Division of Investigative and Forensic Services is putting together a team of investigators looking to crack down on post-storm fraud. A trio of teams are planning to operate in areas throughout the state significantly affected by Hurricane Irma, including Miami-Dade County.

The teams will be working directly with prosecutors to address fraudsters that may be attempting to swindle homeowners. These teams are comprised of trained individuals with extensive knowledge regarding property and casualty fraud. Besides cracking down on fraud, the team also intends to educate homeowners and associations on what signs to watch out for.

If you think you may have been a victim of fraud, you can reach the Department of Financial Services’ Division by calling 1-800-378-0445 to report suspicious behavior. You can also contact one of the regional offices. If you need legal help regarding insurance claims or fraud, you can also call our law firm for assistance by speaking with an experienced insurance attorney.

This information is provided by Miami insurance attorney Alonso & Perez, LLP. Our areas of practice include bankruptcy, insurance litigation, foreclosure defense, immigration law, and more. Call 305-676-7545 to speak with one of our attorneys and receive a free consultation We look forward to working with you.

This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.