AAA Insurance asks drivers to prevent auto theft with this one simple step

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The insurer has asked policyholders to make locking their vehicles their New Year’s resolutions. AAA Insurance has asked drivers in Kansas to prevent auto theft by making locking their cars their New Year’s resolutions. This single easy step is one of the fastest ways to make certain thieves leave their vehicles alone. According to AAA Insurance, simply locking a car – and bring the keys with them – when it’s not being used will save policyholders time, money and heartache without needing to make any real effort. The insurer is…

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Three South Carolina state agencies form insurance fraud task force

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The Attorney General’s Office, the Department of Insurance, and SLED are working together. Insurance fraud in South Carolina has reached the point that three state agencies – the Attorney General’s Office, the Department of Insurance, and SLED – have come together to create a task force for the purpose of cracking down on cases. South Carolina has the 17th highest rate of complaints regarding fraudulent claims in the US. National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) data shows that South Carolina is in 17th place in the country for the amount of…

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Insurers brace for a spike in Halloween insurance claims

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This holiday has become one of the traditions leading to a spectrum of filings on many policy types. Halloween insurance claims have been climbing with each passing year. Despite the impact of the pandemic, it is still expected to cause filings to rise. Insurers are getting ready to receive the calls for vandalism, theft, and crashes. On this holiday in 2016 through 2019, Statista data showed that 70 percent of Americans intended to take part in celebrations on this day. The COVID-19 pandemic is holding back the celebrations, but 58…

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Snowmobile theft rates are highest in Alaska, says National Insurance Crime Bureau

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A national crime statistic analysis showed three parts of the state experienced the most reports in the country. The National Insurance Crime Bureau conducted an analysis of snowmobile theft reports across the United States. What they determined was that three regions in Alaska saw more thefts of these machines than anywhere else in the country. There were 128 snowmobiles stolen in Alaska from 2015 through 2018; 8 percent of the U.S. total. Anchorage, Alaska saw the highest rate of snowmobile theft in the United States. Throughout the span of time…

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Black Friday auto insurance claims expected to spike

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Consumers are being warned to take extra care not to draw attention to their vehicles from thieves. Black Friday auto insurance claims are always higher than the typical end of the workweek. As shoppers rush around trying to find the best possible deals, thieves attempt to grab those discounted items right out of the vehicles. NICB data showed that there were more than 2,000 reports of stolen vehicles on three days last holiday season. Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and Black Friday auto insurance claims for stolen vehicles broke the…

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Florida continues to fight insurance fraud

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Law enforcement is looking for fake auto insurance cards in order to catch those that are committing fraud Law enforcement in Florida are beginning to grow more aggressive when it comes to fighting insurance fraud. Officers in Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, and Medley took to the streets recently in order to find those that are using fake auto insurance cards. Law enforcement has been tasked with fighting fraud in Florida, where it has become a significant problem for the auto insurance industry. Insurance fraud is a national problem, according to the…

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Insurance fraud to be highlighted at Colorado summit

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National Insurance Crime Bureau to focus summit on fraud activity in Colorado Representatives from throughout the insurance industry will be flocking to Colorado to attend a fraud summit hosted by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. The summit will be focused on the Colorado insurance market, highlighting the problems with fraud it has experienced over the past several years. The state is home to a large number of staged auto accidents, thefts, and catastrophe-related fraud schemes that have placed a financial burden on consumers and insurance companies alike. State is attractive…

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