This holiday season everyone will receive the gift of fraud! Fraud awareness that is. The National Insurance Crime Bureau is making consumers aware of some common fraud schemes with the 12 Days of Fraud.
On the 1st day of fraud, a dishonest contractor said to me: Disasters are my favorite, especially when there's damaged homes & many fallen trees!
On the 2nd day of fraud, a car thief said to me: Your car is an easy target when you leave it running with your keys!
On the 3rd day of fraud, a claimant said to me: Insurance is expensive, so I added extra items to my claim with no apology!
On the 4th day of fraud, a cybercriminal said to me: Being careless with personal information online makes it easier to steal your identity!
On the 5th day of fraud, a cargo thief said to me: I steal the nation's goods & pharmaceuticals contributing to a billion-dollar industry!
On the 6th day of fraud, a roof scammer said to me: It looks like you need a new roof, the best part is that through your insurance it will be free!
On the 7th day of fraud, a fraudster said to me: Compensation please! Even though when I slipped at work, I didn't really hurt my knee!
On the 8th day of fraud, a phone scammer said to me: I need you to wire over money, don't worry about caller ID!
On the 9th day of fraud, a "slammer" said to me: Not every "accident" is an accident in reality!
On the 10th day of fraud, a healthcare scammer said to me: I'll prescribe you opioids like candy guaranteed!
On the 11th day of fraud, a fraudulent tower said to me: I see you've been in an accident; I'll tow your car for a hefty fee!
On the 12th day of fraud, a fraudster said to me: If you see me up to no good, don't tell the NICB!