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Behemoth auto-fraud ring thrown into permanent reverse
April 02, 2015
imageDodgy insurance claims for thousands of injured drivers and passengers flooded auto insurers during a reign of error by a Russian-American crime ring working the New York City area. Mikhail Zemlyansky masterminded the largest no-fault auto scheme ever charged. New York’s streets must’ve seemed like a giant bumper-car ring. His ...

New Law Limits Soliciting Of Accident Victims By Crash Rings
March 24, 2015
Recruiters try to convince victims to get phony treatment at shady clinics imageWASHINGTON, March 24, 2015 —A new law works to choke off the recruiting of crash victims for worthless injury treatment by staged-crash rings proliferating in Kentucky, says the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. Gov. Steve Beshear signed ...

Stiffer Penalties Will Help Thwart Evading Of Auto Premiums In NJ
March 17, 2015
Bill clears state legislature, Coalition urges Gov. Christie to sign imageWASHINGTON, DC March 17, 2015 — New Jersey drivers who lie about where they garage and drive their vehicles to illicitly lower their auto premiums are a big step closer to facing stiff new penalties for being caught, ...

Buildings explode when arsonists light up gas
March 13, 2015
imageBedeviled by sagging bank accounts and burdensome mortgages, some cash-strapped building owners try to burn their way out of debt. Lighting up spilled gasoline or interior gas lines seems like an easy gambit. One flick of a match ... problem solved. Except that these are amateur arsonists and ...

Attorney General in New York named “Prosecutor of the Year”
March 13, 2015
Award bestowed by the New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud imageNEW YORK, N.Y., March 11, 2015 — Cited for an aggressive campaign to counter auto and healthcare insurance fraud scams, the Office of Attorney General in New York was honored with the “Prosecutor of the Year” award by ...

Sleuthy sloth drives anti-fraud messages home to young drivers
March 04, 2015

image Who’d want to be a But? A state anti-fraud agency is going animated to answer the question with a deterrent cartoon aimed at youthful drivers.

It’s the centerpiece of a larger campaign by ...

NY scammers in crosshairs of insurer outreach campaigns
March 04, 2015

imageInsurers in New York mount annual statewide outreach campaigns aimed at turning public opinion against fraud, deterring would-be schemers, and alerting consumers to scams that could harm their wellbeing and pocketbooks.

Companies are rallying for the ...

"Wild range" of campaign critters boost Colo. anti-fraud push
March 04, 2015
imageA fork-tongued rattlesnake in a business suit stares at consumers arriving at an anti-fraud consumer website overseen by the office of Colorado AG Cynthia Coffman.

The site is command central for a campaign that’s alerting Coloradans to 11 damaging consumers scams ...

Hall of Shamers dishonored as 2014 masters of disaster
March 04, 2015

A driver rockets his $1-million Bugatti into a salty lagoon ... Two kids perish in a house fire their mother set for insurance money ... A cancer doc pumps healthy patients with toxic chemo in a $125-million healthcare plot.


4 Questions for Tom Donahue
March 04, 2015

Tom Donahue came aboard as executive director of the Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority (IFPA) in August 2014. One of his first challenges was a big one: Use animated cartoon characters as the centerpiece of a statewide deterrent outreach campaign ...