Category Archives: Car Insurance Fraud

Car Insurance Doesn’t Cover Bait Car, But Homeowners Does.

The city of Albuquerque, NM is refusing to pay for damages to private home that was damaged when teens driving a city-owned “bait car” drove it into the house. Bait cars are vehicles used to catch thieves or “sting” staged … Continue reading

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2 Florida Women Get Prison Sentences for Insurance Fraud

The state of Florida has been cracking down on staged car accidents and insurance fraud over the past few years, and recent case provides an example of the work being done. Specifically, two mothers who are residents of South Florida … Continue reading

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Kentucky Cracking Down on Uninsured Motorists

The state of Kentucky is cracking down on uninsured motorists. Under current law, drivers must show proof of insurance when renewing their vehicle registrations, but now the law is being changed. Effective June 1, drivers can have their registrations cancelled … Continue reading

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NICB Warns Consumers Against Flood-Damaged Used Vehicles

The National Insurance Crime Bureau is advising potential car buyers to be aware of the possibility that that too-good-to-be-true used-car deal might actually be a “flood vehicle” that was damaged during Hurricane Irene. Such cars can be a great buy … Continue reading

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Tuesday Matinee: What Does Your VIN mean

Whether you’re researching the history of a new (or used) car, or just shopping for auto insurance, a vital piece of information is the VIN – Vehicle Identification Number. You probably already know that each VIN is unique, but do … Continue reading

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New Jersey Man Sentenced for Car Insurance Fraud

Superior Court Judge Benjamin Telsey sentenced Casey M. Wendling of Millville, NJ, to five years of probation and restitution totaling $52,978 after he was found guilty of third-degree insurance fraud. The nature of the crime and the fact that he … Continue reading

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Toronto Company Convicted of Insurance Fraud

If you thought car insurance fraud only happened in the USA, think again. Last week, in the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto, Canada, Pioneer Rehabilitation Clinic, Inc. pleaded guilty to “…knowingly making false or misleading statements…” to an insurance … Continue reading

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