FEMA Fraud

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  1. Uncle Rob

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    I am hearing from a coworker about workers who live with their parents and are filing FEMA claims for lost food in their refrigerators and generator gasoline costs, when they don't own a refrigerator and never lost power. He told me that his son's girl friend made a claim on his address! She doesn't even live there! The figure I am hearing is $1300 per claim. There are no morals in this country. Totally disgusted.
     
  2. g8tr72

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    I'm hearing the same stories. I know people (I once respected) who are lying through their teeth to get some money. I've listened to them brag firsthand. I haven't said anything in response.

    The next time I hear one of them complain about people on govt assistance or on welfare, I gonna blast them with the reality of their hypocrisy.
     
  3. g8tr72

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    Let me say that I have no issue with people making truthful claims. I'd rather my taxpayer money be used to help my neighbors than shipped to Iran on a pallet.....
     
  4. TheDouglas78

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    I haven't filed a claim, but my insurance company told me I should for the damage that we received. I'm going to see if it is something I can repair myself first (and how much out of pocket it would be). We lost about $300 in food, and $800 in trees, not including the house/fence damage. But we decided to only ask if it's needed.
     
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    File a claim.

    I'd rather you get money for a legit claim than others get money for a false one.
     
  6. TheDouglas78

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    what I hate is my buddy had an Oak tree fall on his house, and fema denied his claim. I know he was out of pocket $2000 on the Monday after the storm.
     
  7. g8tr72

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    Yeah. Not quite sure what all goes into factoring what gets approved. Hate it for your friend.
     
  8. Detroitgator

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    You should see what's happened with BP oil shakedown funds
     
  9. TheDouglas78

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    Had a "service" center in the plaza next to the barber shop I used to go to... watched a church van roll up and empty out to go in one day. The paster lead them in, and that was 3 years after the fact.
     
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    It's ridiculous the "lost business" I've seen
     
  11. Lake Gator

    Lake Gator Money talks, Coaches walk.
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    I lost trees. Lost some soffit on overhang. Lived without power for over 2 days. Waiting on chainsaw return from repair shop to start serious clean-up. It never occurred to me to seek recompense from FEMA. Figure I have insurance for big ticket items and hurricane damage is just part of life living in Gator country.
     
  12. stephenPE

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    We have had damage at the river house multiple times. Never got a penny. We just throw sh#t away put in new carpet and
    start again,.
     

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