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Video: Insurance Fraud Drives Up La. Rates

The “swoop and squat” scam is particularly popular with con artists specializing in staged crashes. Cell phone-using drivers, as well as young women and seniors, are common targets.

Staged Accident Claims Soar in Florida

DES PLAINES, IL - The number of suspicious auto accidents that were staged or deliberately caused by criminals in Florida has increased dramatically in the past year, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Calif. Sting Investigation Targets Body Shops

SANTA ANA, CA - The Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA) in California said it has charged 53 defendants following a five-month undercover sting targeting auto body repair facilities engaging in insurance fraud.

New York No-Fault Claim Payouts Continue to Rise

EAST ELMHURST, NY - Fraud and abuse in New York's no-fault auto insurance system equate to about 20 percent of every no-fault claim paid, according to Dr. Steven Weisbart, chief economist at the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.).

PA Sting Nabs 24 Insurance Fraud Suspects

HARRISBURG, PA --- A total of 24 people -- including 17 from New York, six from New Jersey and one from Pennsylvania -- have been charged with auto insurance fraud and other related offenses. The suspects are accused of falsely claiming to be Pennsylvania residents in order to obtain substantially lower rates on their automobile insurance.

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