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National Insurance Crime Bureau

How We Help

Our Departments: Integrated to the Core

NICB's organizational structure allows us to integrate our five main fraud-fighting functions to adapt to changing market conditions, stay ahead of the curve and best serve our members and the general public.

The Framework for Our Strategic Goals

These five core functions create our overarching departmental framework and serve as the foundation for our member programs and services.

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Report Fraud

Become a vital part in fighting insurance crime. Call 800.TEL.NICB to report insurance fraud, or submit an anonymous tip online. A Spanish form and Spanish-speaking investigative assistants are available.


Search our database to determine whether a vehicle has been declared an unrecovered stolen or salvage vehicle. A free service provided to the public!

VIN Manuals

NICB's vehicle identification manuals contain vehicle identification number (VIN) structure and decoding for most U.S. and Canadian passenger vehicles, including light duty trucks, motorcycles/ATVs and some snowmobiles, and VIN structure for commercial vehicles (trucks and trailers).

  • Passenger Vehicle Identification Manual (Published Annually)
  • Commercial Vehicle Identification Manual (Published Every Five Years)

Data Analytics

Our Data Analytics Department serves as the property-casualty insurance industry’s focal point for collective crime-fighting analysis. Our analysts provide timely, useful fraud-fighting data to our members through a number of products and services.

  • Alerts
  • Analytical Training and Services
  • Crime Trend Analysis
  • Reports


NICB’s investigative efforts focus on multi-claim, multi-carrier investigations of major criminal activity in concert with our members and law enforcement agencies nationwide. We are the country's only private organization that takes a multi-carrier approach to fraud and theft investigations.

Learning & Development

Our foundation is built upon a philosophy that consistent and continual education for NICB members and law enforcement is the best approach for learning how to identify potential fraud crimes.

  • National Insurance Crime Training Academy (NICTA)
  • Classroom Training
  • NICB Investigative and Analytical Academies
  • Fraud Indicators and Other Training Job Aids
  • Free Learning and Development Solutions for Law Enforcement Agencies

Public Affairs

The NICB Communications Department serves as the property-casualty insurance industry’s national voice on insurance fraud and crime issues. Programs and services are designed to educate and inform the public, news media, NICB members and their policyholders about insurance crime issues. Our solutions promote and foster a stronger anti-fraud environment nationwide, which is a powerful crime deterrent.

NICB in the News

Government Affairs

NICB’s Government Affairs Department provides leadership for anti-fraud issues and spearheads coordinated efforts with member companies’ government affairs staffs, property-casualty insurance trade groups and other anti-fraud organizations.

  • Fraud Bureau Reporting Program
  • Insurance Fraud Summits
  • Legislative Policy Guides
  • Legislative Tracking