What You Need To Know About Car Insurance Fraud

car insurance fraud and how to avoid it

While you may typically think of car insurance as a way to protect you in case of an accident, others may look at car insurance as a way to make money off of others. Car insurance fraud occurs when someone purposely tries to gain money or benefits that they know they are not eligible to receive.  Even if you do not participate in car insurance fraud, you can still be a victim of someone who does. By understanding these facts about car insurance fraud, you will be able to protect…

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Allstate AI technology helps spot and stop fraud

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The insurance company is using artificial intelligence to reduce its payments to fraudulent claims. New Allstate AI technology is being used to help slash the number of times fraudsters get away with making claims. Insurance fraud has become an $80 billion industry in the United States, forcing premiums skyward. Fraudulent claims in the U.S. are currently estimated to be worth more than $80 billion every year. Legitimate customers are required to cover the cost of the payments that scammers are receiving through higher premiums. Among the reasons that insurance fraud…

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Insurance giants Allstate and State Farm file fraudulent billing suits against healthcare providers

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The two carriers have each filed separate lawsuits against medical doctors and their clinics. Two U.S. insurance giants have each filed a lawsuit against medical doctors as well as the pain management clinics of those healthcare providers. The doctors and clinics have been accused of submitting bills to the insurers for unnecessary medical procedures conducted on victims of vehicle crashes. The lawsuits are against both the clinics and the doctors who own them and provide healthcare there. One of the two insurance giants, Allstate Insurance, filed a lawsuit in the…

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Georgia insurance commissioner indicted in alleged $2 million fraud case

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The U.S. attorney’s office described the case and the allegations against Jim Beck. Earlier this week, the United States attorney’s office laid out what it called a $2 million fraud case which involves Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck. The commissioner’s attorney entered into negotiations regarding when and how Beck would turn himself in. The Georgia insurance commissioner is the target of a 38 count indictment. It accuses Beck of widespread fraud regarding work he did for the Georgia Underwriting Association (G.U.A.). The alleged fraudulent activities all occurred before Beck was…

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Disability insurance fraud detection may soon include your social media posts

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Federal disability payment recipients may want to watch what they share on Facebook and Twitter. Disability insurance fraud detection efforts may soon include the right to view what payment recipients are posting on social media. Efforts by the Trump administration have been silently underway to make this access legally possible. The Trump administration’s efforts would allow the access and use of social media posts to aid in their efforts to detect disability insurance fraud. This would mean that people collecting Social Security disability benefits may have their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…

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Woman saws off her hand in what may be shocking insurance policy fraud

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The woman was found to have purchased five different policies ahead of the incident. A woman who cut off her hand with a circular saw in January is now being accused of insurance policy fraud. Though it initially appeared to be a terrible accident, the Slovenian woman may actually have attempted to defraud several insurers.defau Police and prosecutors are attempting to determine if the event was a bad accident or flawed crime. The 21-year old woman was accused of insurance policy fraud in Slovenia when it was found that she…

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FBI investigating country-wide workers compensation fraud scheme

Workers compensation fraud

The Bureau is looking into an alleged nationwide scam involving insurance and pensions. The F.B.I. has launched an investigation into an alleged nationwide workers compensation fraud, health insurance scam and pension plan scheme. The scheme involves policies and plans sold by American Labor Alliance or its U.S. subsidiaries. The F.B.I. has requested that any businesses that have purchased policies or plans from American Labor Alliance (A.L.A.) or any of its subsidiaries across the country should contact their state insurance regulator. The state regulator will be able to tell if health…

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