You Are Being Ripped Off Right Now
You may not realize it, but each and every one of us is being ripped off—24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Insurance industry estimates indicate that 10 percent or more of property-casualty insurance claims may be fraudulent. And fraud is the second-most-costly white-collar crime in America after tax evasion. These crimes add up to billions of dollars in fraudulent insurance claims every year. Even if you haven’t suffered a direct loss, you are still a victim of insurance fraud and vehicle theft. Not only does fraud cause higher insurance premiums for all of us, but it also raises our taxes and inflates prices for consumer goods.
A Collective Response to Insurance Fraud
It takes a concerted team effort to fight back against insurance criminals. No individual organization or agency has the resources to singlehandedly stop these criminals. But by combining the resources and expertise of insurers, law enforcement agencies, state fraud bureaus and NICB, insurance fraud can be detected, deterred and stopped—helping to protect all of our pocketbooks.
Insurance Companies and Law Enforcement
The nation’s property-casualty insurers have created special investigative units, or SIUs, within their companies. These groups include specially trained professionals who investigate suspicious insurance claims and work with law enforcement agencies and NICB to track down and prosecute insurance criminals.
Many states have enacted laws and statutes that contribute to successful fraud deterrence, and most states have fraud bureaus dedicated to fighting insurance fraud.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is a recognized leader of the united effort of insurers, law enforcement agencies and representative of the public to prevent and combat insurance fraud and crime through data analytics, investigations, training, legislative advocacy and public awareness.