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As economic indicators of a financial slowdown grow more pointed, AF Editor Mike Antich cautions fleet managers to anticipate and prepare for mounting numbers of scam accidents putting their drivers and companies at risk.

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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.).

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