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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Joint Statement From Acting U.S. Attorney Mary Jane Stewart And Special Agent In Charge Douglas M. Korneski Of The FBI Memphis Field Office

NASHVILLE – To our neighbors who have been severely impacted by the catastrophic flooding-particularly to those in Humphreys County:

“We are devastated by the unprecedented level of destruction that has occurred and can barely fathom the pain and suffering inflicted on so many.  As the rebuilding of these impacted communities begins, please be aware of scammers who will attempt to profit from the pain and suffering of others.  If you suspect that you are a potential victim of a scam relating to this disaster, please call the Disaster Fraud Hotline or visit https://www.justice.gov/disaster-fraud/ncdf-disaster-complaint-form to report fraudulent activity.

A warning to scammers who are already at work - the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI will be vigilantly supporting our local law enforcement partners in identifying and apprehending anyone engaged in fraudulent activity designed to further victimize those who have suffered so much from this catastrophe.  We will maintain a zero-tolerance approach and bring federal charges whenever appropriate.”

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Topic(s): 
Disaster Fraud
Contact: 
David Boling Public Affairs Officer 615-736-5956 david.boling2@usdoj.gov
Updated August 24, 2021