Wells Fargo insurance license may be suspended or revoked in California

Wells Fargo insurance scandal

The state Department of Insurance is seeking the action following alleged improper sales practices. The California Department of Insurance has revealed that it is planning to either suspend or revoke the Wells Fargo insurance license in the state. It is pursuing this intention as a result of the company’s online insurance referral program and its allegedly improper sales practices. The department conducted an investigation that revealed around 1,500 improper insurance sales. In those cases, the online Wells Fargo insurance company was allegedly found to have sold about 1,500 policies and…

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Wells Fargo insurance scheme brings lawsuit from customers

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Borrowers forcibly made to purchase auto coverage they didn’t need are suing the bank for scamming them. Wells Fargo & Co has been accused of running an insurance scheme, as was reported yesterday by Live Insurance News, and now affected customers are filing a lawsuit against the bank. Customers allege the bank forced them to pay for auto insurance they didn’t need and that caused financial hardship. In yesterday’s article, it was pointed out that the insurance scheme caused many customers to face expenses they couldn’t afford. This led several…

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Wells Fargo auto insurance forced on borrowers who didn’t need it

Wells Fargo insurance scandal

The bank charged customers for unnecessary coverage, leading to 25,000 wrongful vehicle repossessions. A new report determined Wells Fargo auto insurance was forcibly sold to customers who did not require this coverage. As a result of the bank’s activity, there were approximately 25,000 wrongful vehicle repossessions. Over 800,000 people who took out Wells Fargo car loans were charged for unnecessary insurance. The added expense of the unnecessary Wells Fargo auto insurance was too much for some borrowers, whose vehicles were wrongfully repossessed. The report showed that among 800,000 of the…

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Recent insurance fraud investigation puts high-ranking Philadelphia fire official in jail

Yolanda Stallins Insurance Fraud Investigation

Yolanda Stallings, a 14 year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department was arrested, facing several charges. A recent insurance fraud investigation brought investigators to an unexpected source: a highly respected, upper ranking Philadelphia fire official. The Philadelphia Fire Department’s (PFD) website had yet to be updated by the time this article was written. It stated that the accused, Yolanda Stallings, has been with the PFD for 14 years and is an “Executive Chief of Strategic Planning.” Stallings is also the first African American woman to be a PFD Executive Team…

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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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Life insurance scam when husband sends hitman’s instructions to ex-boss

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A man allegedly texted “kill my wife” in a text to the wrong person when he wanted the woman murdered. A Washington man attempted to run a life insurance scam by hiring a hitman to kill his wife but ended up texting the information to the wrong person. The 42 year old father allegedly attempted to text the killer, but sent the message to his former boss, instead. Upon receiving the more-than-concerning text, the ex-boss proceeded to call the police to investigate. The man, Jeff Lytle, was arrested on two…

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Allstate files insurance fraud lawsuit against chiropractors

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The suit alleges that three Providence practitioners were involved in a scheme to defraud the insurer. Allstate Insurance Company has filed a lawsuit accusing licensed chiropractors of insurance fraud. The suit specifically points to the owner of a clinic. The owner is accused of falsifying medical records in order to increase the size of the insurance claims. The owner also allegedly paid kickbacks to personal injury lawyers in order to receive client referrals. The insurance fraud lawsuit was filed with the U.S. District Court. Within it, Allstate alleges that Arianna…

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Homeowners insurance fraud case of exploded home leads to sentencing

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The woman who blew up her house to scam her insurer has received her sentence from an Indiana judge. A woman who blew up her house in a dramatic case of homeowners insurance fraud has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. The explosion killed two of the woman’s neighbors and destroyed a part of an Indianapolis subdivision in November 2012. Monserrate Shirley pleaded guilty and will be facing the maximum number of years in prison for her crimes. In early 2015, the 51 year old woman pleaded guilty to…

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Insurance fraud plot led Vietnam woman to cut off her limbs

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The woman has admitted to paying for an amputation to be able to make a claim on a policy. A Vietnamese woman has now admitted to a gruesome form of insurance fraud. In order to obtain a payout on a policy she held, police say she claimed to have been hit by a train. In truth, she had paid to have her foot and part of her arm cut off. The woman was thirty years old at the time and pretended to have been struck by a passing train. Ly…

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Scam travel insurance claims are becoming more commonplace

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According to recent data the most rapidly growing coverage segment is also a massive target for scams. Though auto policies have traditionally been the area in which insurers have traditionally had to be the most vigilant in watching for scammers, travel insurance has suddenly started to see the emergence of a new trend in false claims. The General Insurance Association (GIA) has reported that this insurance sector is growing exceptionally fast. The GIA has noticed this trend as a growing number of people travel overseas and recognize the importance of…

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