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Steer Clear Of Painkiller Scams, N.Y. Insurers Urge
May 14, 2018
Consumer campaign advises residents, reveals how insurance fraud spreads addictive pain pills in New York image Insurers are alerting New Yorkers how to avoid abusing addictive painkillers and falling victim to dishonest medical providers who make powerful prescription drugs too easily available. It’s a statewide outreach campaign by ...

Senior Scam Alert: Hang Up On Cold Callers Exploiting New Medicare Cards To Steal Identity
April 12, 2018
Insurance fraud alliance warns seniors to stay alert to rapidly spreading phone scams imageWASHINGTON, D.C., April 12, 2018 — Just hang up. That’s the advice a national anti-fraud alliance urges for seniors who receive cold calls from scammers trying to steal their identities by exploiting new Medicare cards. ...

Chair of NAIC Antifraud Task Force Elected to Executive Committee of Antifraud Coalition
April 05, 2018
Oklahoma Commissioner John Doak brings regulator viewpoint to Coalition WASHINGTON, April 5, 2018 — Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak, chair of the NAIC’s Antifraud Task Force, has been named to the executive committee of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. He was elected unanimously to the position. “John Doak brings ...

Coalition: Association Health Plans Invite Widespread Scams Of Small Businesses, Consumers
February 13, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 13, 2018 — Small businesses and consumers could be victimized by a wave of fake health coverage if Association Health Plans are authorized under a federal agency that is stretched too thin to properly oversee them, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud warns. “On their surface, Association Health ...

Former NFL linebacker benched for inflating injury claim
February 07, 2018
imagePro athletes enmeshed in scams as victims, perpetrators Marcus Buckley had a decent NFL career as a linebacker who made his living from helmet-jarring collisions with running backs. His seven-year stint came mostly with the New York Giants. Yet perhaps Buckley’s biggest and baddest opponent double-teamed him the ...

Noted Insurance-Fraud Attorney To Lead Coalition's Government Affairs Efforts
February 07, 2018
Matthew Smith pioneered insurance-fraud civil litigation, won more than 100 civil actions imageWASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2017 — Nationally known insurance-fraud attorney and insurance law expert Matthew J. Smith has been named director of government affairs and general counsel for the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. Smith oversees the ...

Crime Warp: 9 Worst Insurance Scammers of 2017 Dishonored By Coalition
February 07, 2018
Baby killer, arson assassins, fake whiplash claims and needles stuck in patients’ eyes spotlight costly insurance-fraud binge imageWASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 31, 2018 — A kindly man’s best friend burns him alive … a doctor sticks needles and lasers into patients’ healthy eyes … a father kills his baby. These extreme ...

Florida fraud fighters urged to push senators on AOB reform
February 01, 2018
Two bills in the Florida Senate addressing fraud and abuse in assigning insurance benefits — one good one and one not so good — are the focus of an intense lobbying campaign by fraud fighters in the state. Two anti-fraud groups — the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud and the International Association ...

Man burned alive — by best friend — in home torching
January 23, 2018
Kindly recluse trapped in burning home to steal insurance payouts imageDavid O’Dell was a gentle man, mentally slowed by a head injury. He lived alone in an old wooden house. O’Dell considered Joseph Meyers his best friend. Meyers considered O’Dell disposable. He and his wife burned Meyers alive ...

Go figure — crash claims without crashes or passengers
January 23, 2018
Ringleader recruits family, cronies for $500,000 of phantom car wrecks imageMichael Charles Young recruited dozens of family members and underworld cronies into an orgy of staged car crashes that soaked auto insurers for $500,000 in bogus claims. It was one of Sacramento County’s largest staged-crash rings ever — ...