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In Brief: USAA Clients Targeted by Internet Scammers

While internet scams abound, the latest involves USAA, an insurance and banking company that caters to military personnel. The company is currently investigating an email scam that attempts to gathering personal information from its customers. The scheme in question is directed at a wide range of people, some of whom may be USAA clients, said […]

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Louisiana Insurance Department Targets Health Insurance Scammers

Stories about insurance fraud abound in the auto insurance industry, but investigators in the Louisiana Department of Insurance Fraud Section have now served the American Trade Association, along with its thirteen companion companies and fourteen employees with “cease and desist” orders for selling fraudulently marketed “medical discount plans” as health insurance plans in the state […]

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Questionable Insurance Claims on the Rise

The Insurance Journal is reporting today that suspicious property and casualty insurance claims rose again in the first half of 2010, as compared to the first half of 2009. The Journal cited a recent QU (questionable claims) report released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, which examined six categories of referral reasons for claims: property, […]

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Firing a Claim?

A man in Belfast, Maine, is facing charges that he set a car on fire, and then posted photos of the flaming vehicle on Facebook. The suspect, 36-year-old Asgard Tarick Gilbert, was arrested for felony arson roughly two weeks after local police found a1982 Mercedez-Benz smoldering on River Avenue. According to the police, Gilbert told […]

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Preacher’s Son Pleads Guilty to Church Arson

Maurice Arnold and Bruce Edward Smith – two thirds of a trio of men who were charged with arson in 2005, in connection with a fire that destroyed a church – pleaded guilty in Barrow County (Georgia) Superior Court. Two of three men charged with arson in a 2005 fire that destroyed a church pleaded […]

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Temp Agency Exec Charged with Insurance Flood

One of the top executives of a temporary employment agency has been accused of scamming the New York State insurance Fund out of $25 million in workers’ compensation insurance premiums. On Monday, Eric Goldstein pleaded not guilty to charges which included insurance fraud. Prosecutors in Manhattan say Goldstein’s company, GT Systems, ran fifty temporary employment […]

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Insurance Fraud Not Limited to Auto Insurance

Stories about auto insurance fraud and how to handle it if you’re a victim abound, as does advice on everything from how to spot the most common staged accident scenarios to how to deal with your insurance company if you’re run off the road, but insurance fraud is on the rise throughout the industry, not […]

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