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.