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Football coach now role-models insurance felony
February 01, 2016
Inspired impoverished kids to championships, then lies about stolen ATV imageBeto Mejia coached a tiny high school in an impoverished California farm valley to improbable heights as football champions. He gained national attention as an inspiring role model to his players. ESPN did a documentary, and there ...

Social-marketing campaigns taking on small-time crimes
January 15, 2016
State agency changes consumer attitudes, behavior about fraud in Pennsylvania imageAbstract: Social marketing influences behaviors that benefit the target consumers and society as a whole. Using social marketing to encourage behavior change increasingly is common and effective. Most insurance scams reported to the Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority ...

A bird’s-eye view: using drones to fight fraud
January 15, 2016
imageAbstract: The Federal Aviation Administration has approved exemptions for several top carriers and other firms to allow drone usage. More approvals will continue expanding the field of early adopters. Fraud investigations will benefit from advances in emergency and catastrophe response which have taken precedence in drone research ...

Stating a strong case for insurers using state whistleblower laws against fraudsters
January 15, 2016
California, Illinois let insurers sue fraudsters on behalf of the state imageAbstract: Insurance companies may find it in their interest to use state qui tam laws in California and Illinois to file whistleblower lawsuits and recover funds stolen through fraud. Whistleblower lawsuits in those states allow private insurers ...

Rideshare scams underway and growing; Insurers must defend against losses
January 15, 2016
Drivers falsely use personal auto policies for rideshare damage, injury claims imageAbstract: Ridesharing is a new livery-type transportation service, controlled by smartphone apps. The potential for fraud is significant, and scams already are underway. Drivers are lying on applications and renewals for personal auto coverage, stating they aren’t ...

TrendWatch: New developments about fraud in America
January 15, 2016
More workers being misclassified for fraud schemes imageMisclassifying employees to steal workers compensation money is increasing in hotspot industries in which the schemes are known to be profitable, says a report by the Economic Policy Institute.1 And Internet-enabled employee relationships help perpetrators hide much of ...

High-flying brokers fall flat
January 07, 2016
imageInsurance broker Jeffrey Cohen got drunk with ambition when insuring bars and nightclubs. The Baltimore-area man stole more than $100 million of insurance premiums that clients depended on to protect them from costly liability claims. At least 4,000 clients were victimized; many were small outfits, scratching out a ...

Nine extremist schemers of 2015 elected to Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame
December 29, 2015
Most-brazen convicted insurance scammers of 2015 recognized by Coalition Against Insurance Fraud imageWASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2015 — Blown-up houses, staged wrecks and bogus spine surgeries were among the damage inflicted by nine convicted scammers newly selected to the Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame. They were enshrined by the Coalition ...

Basement a fiery coffin for arson plot
December 23, 2015

Basement a fiery coffin for arson plot

Searing flames closed in on Dion Longworth. He was trapped in the basement of his burning home, desperately trying to escape a wall of flames creeping toward him.


Colossal crash ring in permanent reverse
December 23, 2015

Dodgy 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 ...