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

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Tennessee

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 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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David Boling
Public Affairs Officer

Updated August 24, 2021

Disaster Fraud