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Oficial Principal de Finanzas Jimmy Patronis: Denuncie Cualquier Actividad Sospechosa en Cuanto a Reparación de Daños Causados por Huracanes

5/22/2018

 
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Contact: Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842
 
Oficial Principal de Finanzas Jimmy Patronis: Denuncie Cualquier Actividad Sospechosa en Cuanto a Reparación de Daños Causados por Huracanes
 
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As the 2018 Hurricane Season approaches, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis reminds Floridians to contact his Disaster Fraud Action Strike Team (DFAST) if they suspect they may have fallen victim to insurance fraud during their recovery after a hurricane. DFAST investigations stemming from the 2017 Hurricane Season have resulted in the arrest of 22 alleged insurance fraud criminals while nearly 100 investigations currently remain open and ongoing.
 
“Those who seek to take advantage of others during the recovery phase of a disaster are some of the worst types of criminals we see,” said CFO Jimmy Patronis. “As recovery efforts continue from last year, and the 2018 Hurricane Season quickly approaches, we must continue to look out for our families, friends and neighbors by reporting suspicious activity as soon as possible.”
 
Possible indicators of post-storm fraud include:

- A contractor or restoration professional who offered to waive or discount your insurance deductible.
- A contractor or restoration professional that has received payment and has failed to provide any repairs to your home.
- A contractor or restoration professional who offered to provide repairs at a cash-only discounted rate and has failed to provide repairs to your home.
- A contractor or restoration professional who pressured you to sign an AOB and has failed to provide any repairs to your home or stopped responding to your contact attempts.
 
Consumers who have experienced or witnessed these types of activity are encouraged to reach out to CFO Patronis’ Fraud Tip Hotline by calling 1-800-378-0445. Las personas que llaman pueden permanecer en el anonimato.
 
The Department’s anti-fraud strike team consists of three teams that are working in areas heavily impacted by Hurricane Irma including but not limited to South Florida, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties; Southwest Florida, including Lee and Collier counties; and Central Florida, including Polk and Orange counties and Northeast Florida. Son investigadores capacitados en fraudes de seguros con conocimientos especializados en fraudes sobre propiedades y accidentes y compensaciones legales por accidentes de trabajo. Para garantizar que los delincuentes sean perseguidos con todo el peso de la ley de la Florida, el Oficial Principal de Finanzas Patronis está trabajando directamente con fiscales exclusivos en cada una de las respectivas Oficinas del Procurador del Estado.
 
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El Oficial Principal de Finanzas y Jefe de Bomberos del Estado Jimmy Patronis es oriundo de la Florida y miembro del Gabinete de la Florida, que supervisa el Departamento de Servicios Financieros. El Oficial Principal de Finanzas Patronis trabaja todos los días para luchar contra el fraude de seguros, apoyar a los bomberos de la Florida y garantizar que las finanzas del estado sean estables para respaldar el crecimiento financiero del estado. Siga las actividades del Departamento en Facebook (FLDFS) y Twitter (@FLDFS).