According the FBI, here are a few ways to avoid becoming a victim:
- Never sign a blank insurance claim form
- Never give blanket permission to a medical provider for a bill
- Don’t do business with phone or door-to-door salespeople who tell you that services are free
- Don’t share your insurance identification with anyone but those who have provided you with legitimate services
- Be wary of unsolicited offers to do work on your property (“I noticed your trees need a trim/walls need paint/parking lot needs refinishing/etc”)
- Use local companies for contract work and check their rating with the Better Business Bureau
- These are just a handful of tips. However, the most important thing you can do to stop fraudulent activity at your expense is to report is immediately. However, 40% of Americans say they are “not very likely” or “not likely at all” to report someone who defrauded an insurer. We can’t help you get your money back if they don’t know about fraudulent activity.
- Danny Knight Agency, in partnership with GuideOne, has a special investigation unit that handles these types of cases specifically. Call us today if you suspect fraudulent activity.