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Fraud Bill Combats Rings Bilking Minn. Auto Insurers
February 26, 2015
Organized rings view Minnesota as easy target lacking legal infrastructure imageMINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 25, 2015 — Combating rapidly spreading organized rings targeting Minnesota auto insurers will require stronger laws that impose intimidating penalties, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud told a state Senate subcommittee today. “Minnesota is being targeted by out-of-state organized ...


N.J. Needs Stronger Laws Against Lying About Garaging Vehicles
February 10, 2015
Coalition urges enacting crackdown bill, investigators launch grassroots letter campaign imageWASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2015 — Drivers in New Jersey who register their cars out of state are increasing insurance premiums for honest people and should be stopped, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud urged a key legislative committee. The practice ...


Fraud Coalition Adds New Voice To Fraud Fighting Efforts
February 06, 2015
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2015 – The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud has hired Steven Murphy as broadcast intern. He will develop and air a weekly podcast series discussing fraud trends and issues, and how they affect consumers and anti-fraud efforts. imageMurphy is completing a double major in ...


Coalition Chooses 2015 Leadership Slate
February 03, 2015
Highlights a year of record Coalition membership growth WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2015 — A senior insurer, longtime consumer activist and prosecutor were elected to leadership positions in the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. The leadership elections cap a year that saw Coalition membership reach an all-time high of 121 organizations. They hail from the ...


Scammers open door to home-health thievery
February 02, 2015
imageHomes are less castles and more cash registers for predators who rob healthcare programs with false claims for supposedly helping homebound patients. Honest taxpayers and insurance consumers are being robbed by ruses that can steal tens of millions of dollars apiece. Consider two private Miami home healthcare agencies, ...


Eight Worst Insurance Criminals of 2014 Dishonored
January 26, 2015
Extreme schemers reveal high price of insurance fraud WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 — A driver rockets his $1-million Bugatti into a salty lagoon ... Two kids perish in a home-insurance arson their own mother set ... A cancer doctor pumps healthy patients with toxic chemotherapy in a ...


Crash-gang dispatcher is dispatched
January 09, 2015
imageMaxo Jean seemed like an unassuming sort, a humble taxi dispatcher on Long Island, N.Y.. Yet while sending cabs to pick up passengers, Jean also dispatched cronies to maneuver 30 staged vehicle crashes for insurance payouts. Jean ran a cold-blooded and sometimes macabre outfit. He stuffed kids into ...


Deterring workers-comp fraud in San Diego
January 08, 2015
Flooding market with a stern tagline motivates consumers and businesses imageAbstract: Workers-compensation fraud is a problem in San Diego County, with a population of more than three million. Public-awareness efforts by the District Attorney’s office warned county residents about fraud and have greatly expanded case referrals for investigation ...


Uncivil civil suits allow auto insurers to take down organized fraud rings
January 08, 2015
Civil actions give insurers a legal tool to counter the spread of complex rings imageAbstract: Automobile insurers increasingly are turning to civil suits to help counter the growth of complex, organized fraud rings. Civil actions can be expensive and require a full commitment to seeing the action through. ...


Rational swindlers avoid crime when risk not worth the reward
January 08, 2015
Theories about rational crime choices and deterrence offer clues about preventing fraud imageAbstract: Criminology theory is widely used in the many criminal justice areas, yet there is no application of these theories to insurance fraud. Better understanding these theories and how criminals are motivated will assist insurance companies ...


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