Attorney General’s Rapid Response Team Helps Flood Victims Across The State

Have met with nearly 1,000 consumers, investigated fraud allegations

May 24, 2017, 09:00 AM
May 23, 2017, 16:39 PM

Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Josh Hawley announced today that his office has met with nearly 1,000 Missourians across the state affected by the recent flooding. Attorney General Hawley formed a rapid response team to help victims of flooding on May 2, 2017. Since that time, the rapid response team has investigated and resolved multiple potential frauds and met with consumers at 16 locations across the state.

“I am proud of the tremendous work our attorneys have done helping Missourians get back on their feet. Now our job is to protect Missouri citizens as they begin the clean-up and rebuilding process,” Attorney General Hawley said. “Please contact my office if you believe you have been a victim of fraud. We will continue aggressively to pursue anyone who takes advantage of our consumers.”

The Attorney General’s rapid response team is available to provide information on selecting reputable contractors, price gouging, protection from identity theft and other scams often seen after natural disasters. Consumers can contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline at 800-392-8222.