Workers compensation scam in California leads to 26 arrests

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Among those who were arrested were three doctors in the Orange County area. A massive number of arrests have resulted from a California workers compensation scam that was recently busted. Among the arrested individuals were three doctors. Two of the doctors were from Newport Coast and another doctor was from Huntington Beach. In total, there were 26 arrests including business owners and medical professionals. The workers compensation scam is estimated to have swindled insurance companies and consumers out of $40 million in kickbacks and fraudulent insurance billing. This, according to…

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NYPD caught burning vehicles for fraudulent insurance claims

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The police officer was busted by federal investigators who caught him torching two cars and a Range Rover. Fraudulent insurance claims were the center of a scheme implemented by an NYPD officer. He was caught after having burned a Range Rover in addition to two of his other vehicles. By the time feds caught him, GEICO had already issued at least $34,000 in reimbursement payments. Carlos Becker promised two men money in exchange for their assistance in crashing and burning his Range Rover. That was back in September 2012. The…

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ICBC releases strangest insurance fraud cases of 2014

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The auto insurer had recommended that charges be laid against 100 people, last year, for a range of scams. The ICBC has now released a list of the oddest insurance fraud cases that its investigators were able to detect in 2014, which included everything from airbag evidence, failed impersonations, and even a conspiracy involving time travel. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia has estimated that between 10 and 15 percent of its claims aren’t truthful. The data from the ICBC has stated that it feels that between 10 and 15…

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195 Arrested in massive auto insurance fraud bust in California

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54 arrests were made throughout the Bay Area and involved claims estimated at over $250,000. A widespread auto insurance fraud investigation that spanned the state of California has now resulted in the arrest of 54 people in the Bay Area, after an alleged rash of falsified claims were submitted to insurers. This announcement was recently made by the Department of Insurance within the state. According to the announcement that was made by the state department officials, the claims from this insurance fraud bust could have led to over $250,000 in…

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Insurance fraud complaints are increasing in South Carolina

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The state has now reached an all time high, according to a report that was recently released. Complaints have been rising in South Carolina with regards to insurance fraud, to the point that they are now reaching the highest point that they have ever been, with over 1,200 having been filed last year. This, according to a report that was recently released by Attorney General Alan Wilson. The Insurance Fraud Division of the office of the Attorney General put out an annual report that underscored the fact that attorneys had…

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Auto insurance fraud impacted by catalyst of staged collisions

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Organized scam rings are already costing the industry millions and are placing innocent people in harm’s way. According to investigators, auto insurance fraud is becoming more frequent as well as more sophisticated, as they are now involving organized groups as opposed to individuals or a small handful of people. Today’s insurance scams involve faked crashes with involvement of medical clinics and other professionals. This allows the collisions to occur, the claims to be made, and phony treatments to be administered in order to generate lucrative payouts for those involved. The…

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Auto insurance fraud receives more attention from state agency

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Insurance Department begins to increase its efforts to combat insurance fraud throughout California The California Department of Insurance has begun to focus more heavily on fighting auto insurance fraud in the Los Angeles area. The agency has been working to track down and eliminate fraud in this area for some time, but has only found modest success. Those participating in fraud have, thus far, managed to find ways to sidestep regulations and continue exploiting consumers and insurance companies alike. Recently, the agency has found more success in its fight against…

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Insurance fraud costs South Africa’s industry $390 million

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Every year, insurers are paying for this trend and that cost is being passed down to the consumer. South Africa’s short term coverage industry is paying an estimated $389.6 million every year (4 billion South African rand) in order to compensate for the insurance fraud that it is experiencing in that country. There have been a growing number of cases of fraudulent claims over the last few years. According to Santam Ltd., a Cape Town based short term insurer, this year, alone, there have already been 79 cases of commercial…

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Insurance fraud prevention efforts are underway in Oklahoma

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The state and the NICB are working together to stop false claims as filings are received following tornadoes. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) are working together in an effort to combat insurance fraud by educating residents at a time when approximately 23,000 claims have already been filed in the state in the wake of a stream of catastrophic tornadoes and other severe weather events in May 2013. The storms – which primarily occurred on May 19 and 20 – have generated auto and…

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Insurance fraud study shows nearly a quarter of Americans approve of it

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The research showed that 24 percent of people in the United States think that the behavior is acceptable. The number of Americans who believe that insurance fraud is an acceptable behavior remains very high, as nearly a quarter of the people in the country feel that it is acceptable, according to a study. This same research indicated that the approval of the behavior has actually fallen over the years. Though the findings of the survey showed that 24 percent of Americans are alright with insurance fraud, this is actually a…

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