FEMA letters claim you may be a victim of fraud

Published: July 13, 2021 6:09 PM EDT
Updated: July 13, 2021 7:46 PM EDT

Some people have reported that they’ve received a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in their mailbox. That letter claims the recipient is a victim of fraud.

The top of said letter even contains disaster number 4337, which was used for Hurricane Irma.

The letter says that FEMA has an application number for you indicating that you’ve applied for disaster assistance but the application is currently under investigation because it could be linked to fraud.

The letter goes on to say that whether you did or didn’t submit the claim, to call the helpline within 30 days of getting that letter.

One of the people who received a letter called and was told they received it by mistake.

Irma devastated parts of Southwest Florida when it ripped through as a Category 3 Hurricane in September of 2017.

Some are still dealing with the aftermath.

A FEMA spokesperson sent this response to WINK News:

A system error has resulted in Potential Suspect Bank Routing (PSBR) letters being improperly generated and sent to applicants for FEMA’s Individual Assistance program. The error was identified and fixed.
Applicants who received a PSBR letter and whose case is closed should disregard the letter; no further action is needed on their behalf.
FEMA is reaching out to applicants who may have received incorrect information to explain the system error and correct any misunderstanding.