Alert: Don't Get Burned By These 5 Summer Insurance Schemes
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WASHINGTON, June 22, 2017 — Insurance crooks are picking the pockets of consumers to line their own. Insurance fraud is one of America’s largest and fastest-growing financial crimes — at least $80 billion is stolen each year. Insurance swindles can steal your medical identity, drain life savings, ruin your credit, and cause permanent injury.
This month, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud is available for interviews about the “hottest” insurance schemes this summer, and how consumers can identify these scams to protect themselves and relatives. Common sense and staying alert are the best “mosquito repellents” for crooks this summer.
To learn more about these and other schemes, go to http://www.insurancefraud.org.
ABOUT THE CONSUMER EXPERT AVAILABLE TO YOU
James Quiggle, consumer advocate, Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.
Over the past 17 years as a leading advocate for the national nonprofit, CAIF, James Quiggle has helped raise public awareness about insurance fraud, regulatory reform, and key ways to unite society to combat this crime. He has overseen the Coalition's consumer education campaigns for 16 years, positioning the Coalition as one of America's most-trusted authorities on insurance fraud.
Quiggle has appeared on CNN, ABC News, Fox News, CBS Evening News, ABC News and numerous feature shows, such as Good Morning America and the Today Show, and hundreds of live radio interviews nationwide, spanning his career. He has been quoted in in Kiplingers, Consumer Reports, Readers Digest, AARP, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, among many other major-market outlets.
GUEST BOOKERS — A national consumer expert from the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud is available for interview about: hottest insurance fraud schemes to watch for this summer; and practical tips on how consumers can spot the warning signs and stay safe.
TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW
For guest bookings, one-on-one interviews and additional information about insurance fraud, contact Patrick Mitchell for the Coalition at (703) 276-3266 or [email protected].
ABOUT THE COALITION
The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud is a national nonprofit alliance of more than 150 organizations representing consumers, government agencies, insurers and other businesses. Founded in 1993, the Coalition combats all forms of insurance fraud through legislation, consumer education and research.