Investigators from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) now say that Florida is the #1 state in the US for auto and motorcycle insurance fraud. This comes as no surprise when you read statistics which show that 5 of the 10 worst cities for insurance fraud are located in Florida:
- West Palm Beach
Most commonly, insurance fraud is related to staged accidents and forged medical treatment payments. The criminals stage an accident and then collect benefits for health care which are simply hoarded away under the guise of forged documentation. Luckily, Direct General, a TN-based auto and motorcycle insurance provider, has teamed up with Florida law enforcement officials to crack down on these insurance fraud rings.