National Insurance Crime Bureau

New Public Service Announcements from the NICB

The NICB has released a new series of Public Service Announcements. These PSAs focus on two significant issues happening around the United States: tow truck scams and vehicle theft.

The tow truck scam PSA focuses on a significant and costly national problem. When predatory tow truck drivers arrive, unsolicited, at the scene of an accident, and once they get your vehicle on the hook, the result can be thousands of dollars in towing and storage fees before you even get your vehicle back.

 

 

The other, concerns vehicle theft. Many thefts occur because the driver left either their key or fob inside the vehicle. The simple step of locking your vehicle and taking the key or fob with you could potentially save consumers thousands of dollars and one major headache.

 

 

We work closely with law enforcement at the local, state, and federal levels to investigate insurance fraud and vehicle theft to ensure those responsible are arrested and prosecuted.

These PSAs are available for use by media outlets and websites. Each topic has a 30 and 60-second version and is available in English and Spanish.  These, along with our other PSAs, can be found on both our website and on our YouTube channel.

For anyone who needs access to raw files or audio files, please complete our media request form.

We encourage you to share these PSAs on social media and throughout your organizations to help consumers protect themselves against insurance fraud and vehicle theft.

Anyone with information concerning insurance fraud or vehicle theft can report it anonymously by calling toll-free 800.TEL.NICB (800.835.6422) or submitting a form on our website.

About the National Insurance Crime Bureau: Headquartered in Des Plaines, Ill., the NICB is the nation's leading not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to preventing, detecting and defeating insurance fraud and vehicle theft through data analytics, investigations, learning and development, government affairs and public affairs. The NICB is supported by more than 1,300 property and casualty insurance companies and self-insured organizations. NICB member companies wrote over $496 billion in insurance premiums in 2018, or more than 81% of the nation's property-casualty insurance. That includes more than 92% ($254 billion) of the nation's personal auto insurance. To learn more visit www.nicb.org.