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Postal Inspectors provide these tips

  1. The best ways to avoid accident scams are to drive carefully and be prepared
  2. Keep a camera, pen, and paper in the car so that you can take photos and notes at the scene. Staged car accident scam artists are vulnerable to facts. The more information you provide, the more equipped you are to fight an insurance scam.
  3. Don’t ever settle on site with cash; always report the accident to your car insurance company, and let them know if you suspect a scam. Call the police.

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Fraudulent insurance claims are estimated to cost the industry eighty billion dollars each year! Staged accidents are a crime for which we all pay – in higher car insurance premiums. Scammers will maneuver innocent motorists into auto crashes. The cars may only suffer a small dent, but the crooks still mail in large, bogus claims for fake injuries and car damage.

Often these accidents are staged by organized crime rings that bilk dozens of unsuspecting drivers. If you are a victim , you end up with a costly claim on your insurance record, which raises your auto premiums hundreds of dollars, or even ends up canceling it. Protect yourself from crooks: Stay alert. After a vehicle crash, ask questions, take photos of the vehicles, damage and passengers. You can prevent fake injury and damage claims.

If you see someone suspicious near a mailbox or see them steal mail, call police immediately, then report it to Postal Inspectors at 877-876-2455.