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How 5 Amateur Arsonists Screwed-up

Mar 31 2015 Bedeviled by sagging bank accounts and burdensome mortgages, some cash-strapped building owners try to burn their way out of debt. Lighting up spilled gasoline or interior gas lines seems... more

Hackers Filed Your Taxes Early

Mar 20 2015 Your income taxes were filed early electronically by hackers looking to steal your tax refund. Can't happen to you? It happened to a close friend of mine, an Idaho resident, who received... more

Insurance Fraud Acceptance Drops

Mar 20 2013 Over the last 10 years the public acceptance of insurance fraud behavior has decreased from 33 percent in 2002 to 24 percent in 2012 according to the Insurance Research Council (IRC). ... more

86% Rise In Jewelry Questionable Claims

Feb 13 2013 There was a sharp 26.7% overall rise in "questionable claims" (QC) in 2012 reported to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). QCs went from 91,797 in 2010 to 116,268 in 2012-a new... more

Top Ten Senior Scams

Jan 18 2012 If you are a senior or if have seniors in your life, please pass along this information. Every U.S. citizen older than 65 qualifies for Medicare, making Medicare/health insurance fraud one... more

Beware of Flood Damaged Vehicles

Nov 8 2011 Widespread flooding this fall in the eastern US has created a pool of more than 15,000 vehicles damaged by flood waters. The National Insurance Crime Bureau is warning consumers to beware... more

Was Your Accident “Staged”?

Apr 27 2011 Organized Scams Defraud Consumers and Insurers Alike, Costing Billions of Dollars Annually If you have been involved in an auto accident that just didn't feel right, it might not have been... more

Feds Charge 16 in PA Identity Theft Scheme

Apr 25 2011 Ever wonder who and how your identity can get stolen? Read this from Insurance Journal. more

Identity Theft #1 FTC Complaint in 2010

Apr 4 2011 Identity theft was the number one complaint category in 2010 according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Between January and December 2010, the FTC's Consumer Sentinel Network (CSN)... more

Beware of Latest Repair Scams

Feb 8 2011 Each year consumers pay more for their auto and homeowners insurance policies as a direct result of fraud. The National Insurance Crime Bureau has heard all the stories-unnecessary auto... more

Auto Claims Fraud by Medical Providers Rampant

Oct 21 2010 Higher auto insurance rates for New Yorkers is blamed on rampant fraud by unscrupulous medical providers. Health care costs for automobile accident victims in New York increased 42 percent... more

Claims & Fraud Up - Says New Survey

Sep 23 2010 During an economic downturn people are more likely to commit insurance fraud than they are in normal times. That was the opinion of more than three quarters (76%) of consumers in a survey... more

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