It Doesn’t Pay to be a Fraudster

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Thursday September 1, 2016

Fraudsters tend to think they are smarter than the rest of us and will never be caught. Across the country, states are enacting tougher fraud laws, so scammers should beware. Read on to meet some of the fraudsters who thought they were smart enough to beat the system, but didn’t: Click here to read more

What you can do

Smart consumers can protect themselves and their loved ones from scammers, and the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud offers these tips:

  1. Be wary of door-to-door sales people or unsolicited sales telephone calls.
  2. Keep personal information such as your social security number, bank account numbers and Medicare ID secret.
  3. After a car crash, take photos of the vehicles, passengers and damage to help prevent fake injury and damage claims.
  4. Check out service providers before hiring them or paying any deposits. The Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List and other services can provide ratings and feedback on vendors.
  5. Contact the state insurance department or National Crime Bureau to report a scam.



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