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Homes bought cheap, burned for inflated claims
November 13, 2017
imageArson rings round up dozens of homes to torch in arson spree Homes and cars were kindling for Verdon Taylor, the overlord of a crime ring that lit up more than 30 arson fires to score nearly $1 million of insurance money. Buy cheap and claim big was Taylor’s ...

Kentucky's high court upholds EUOs, agrees with Coalition legal brief
October 30, 2017

The Coalition, often in partnerships, is a leader in filing amicus curiae briefs on key court cases across the nation. Well-crafted “friend-of-the-court” briefs can influence positive court precedents that strengthen anti-fraud efforts around the U.S. — while protecting consumer rights.

A Kentucky case that threatened insurer ...

Celeb skin doc bills nose jobs as insured medical repairs
October 03, 2017
Fugitive goes on run after convicted of $50-million insurance grab imagePatients found Dr. David Morrow’s offer an easy sell — he’d pretty them up with free or discounted cosmetic surgery. Insurers would pay most of the tab, the celebrity skin doc told patients at his clinic in Rancho Mirage, ...

8 ways Long Island homeowners can stop Jose contractor scams
September 20, 2017
Storm chasers may do shoddy repairs, steal downpayments imageALBANY, Sept 20, 2017 — Long Islanders should stay alert for storm-chasing contractors who dangle fast and fraudulent home repairs after tropical storm Jose batters low-lying areas, warns the New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud. Jose could cause considerable flooding ...

Houston Homeowners Warned Against Repair Scams
September 07, 2017
8 Ways Houstonians can avoid contractor cons, insurance fraud imageWASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2017 — Houston homeowners should stay alert for storm-chasing contractors who dangle fast, cheap and fraudulent repairs that could cost thousands of dollars out of pocket, the nonprofit Coalition Against Insurance Fraud warns. “Harvey’s vast home ...

Kind man burned alive in home insurance arson
September 06, 2017
imageBest friend betrays him for insurance payouts, burns home with blowtorch David O’Dell was a gentle man, mentally slowed by a head injury, yet good-natured and trusting. He lived alone in an aging wooden house. He had no idea the home would become his coffin. O’Dell was burned ...

Kentucky court upholds insurer right to compel EUOs
August 28, 2017
Important precedent could help defend interviews against challenge in other states August 28, 2017, Frankfort, Ky. — Insurers have a right to compel claimants to be interviewed under oath, Kentucky's Supreme Court ruled. The closely watched decision is a major victory for insurers, the fraud-fighting community and consumers. “EUOs are a ...

Uncaring homecare con robs Medicare, taxpayers
August 08, 2017
Dallas doctor led $375-million Medicare scam claiming healthy seniors were infirm, homebound imageJacques Roy mounted a form of home invasion, so big and audacious that he’ll serve 35 long and lonely years in federal prison. The Dallas-area doctor authored one of the largest Medicare cons in history. The elephantine ...

Stepped-Up Prevention, Deterrence Key To Turning Corner Against Insurance Fraud
August 02, 2017
Large, organized rings continue spreading, requiring redoubled attention WASHINGTON, August 3, 2017 — Turning the corner on insurance fraud requires stepped-up prevention and deterrence against schemes such as organized fraud rings that are proliferating, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud said in testimony before a key Senate subcommittee today. “After more than ...

Workers' Comp Fraud Busts
July 26, 2017
imageA nationwide crackdown on individuals who didn't meet the standards when it came to insurance licensing requirements in eight states netted 675 arrests. The raid, organized by the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA), attempted to level the playing field for contractors, protect consumers and discourage ...