According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), many disaster victims have been scammed, and many perpetrators have landed in federal prison. While communities, aid organizations, and even fellow victims pull together to help and support one another, other unscrupulous individuals or groups take advantage of these tragic events by preying on its victims. Take steps now to help better protect your finances and personal information before, during, and after a disaster.
Worried about Contractor Fraud?
Legal Aid Society Offers Tips for Homeowners to avoid scams.
Additional Resources + Tips To Legally Protect What’s Yours
- Common Legal Problems Faced by Disaster Survivors
- Renters Rights After a Disaster
- Replacing Important Documents After a Disaster
- Disaster Insurance Claim Tip Sheet
- Tennessee Emergency Management Agency
- Disaster Relief Resources
- Free Comcast Internet
- Resources for Cookeville / Putnam County Residents
- Tornado Victim’s Resource Guide
- #NashvilleStrong Recovery Resources
For immediate legal advice call 1-844-HELP4TN. To apply for legal assistance, please call Legal Aid Society at 1-800-238-1443 or visit www.las.org for more information.
File A Complaint
The Tennesee Board for Licensing Contractors oversees licensing of several professions: Contractors; Home Improvement (remodelers); Electricians; Plumbers; and Contractor Pre-licensing Exam Course Providers.
Find information relative to reporting a complaint with the Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors including:
- Printable Complaint Reporting Forms
- Online Complaint Reporting
- Disciplinary Action List / Formal Actions from Board / Inquire About Complaint History
- Criminal Prosecution
- All Complaint Filing Options
*FYI – Complaints filed with the Board office are considered public information. To remain anonymous, do not list your contact information and send by mail (in lieu of providing fax and email information). Legal case files with their investigations are not considered open to the public.