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Auto Insurance Fraud
Florida made the national news last week over its growing problem of auto insurance fraud. CBS Evening News had a segment on scammers cashing in on car “accidents”, and it included an interview with a former scammer explaining how it all works. Much of it has to do with organized criminals who stage accidents with one driver as the hitter and the other as the “hit-ee”, and then a bunch of cohorts jump into the car after the crash to file insurance claims for injuries that are hard to prove, such as soft tissue injuries like a pain in the neck.
There was an Auto Insurance Fraud Summit in Miami this week at which a woman told her story of a minor parking lot accident, a scratched fender and a resulting lawsuit. Her voice was shaky as she recalled the first accident she ever had after priding herself on decades of safe, accident-free driving. She was just as nervous telling the tale as when it all occurred. Her story: Before backing out of the shopping center parking space, she checked and double-checked for oncoming traffic. Slowly, slowly she edged out. And then, ding!