Educating yourself about fraud protection against auto insurance accident scams is the best way to avoid being a victim. To help avoid these types of accidents and potential fraud, keep the following tips in mind when you are behind the wheel:
If you have an accident, be sure to call the police to the scene. Beware of anyone who is anxious to leave quickly before police arrive.
Record names, addresses, license plate numbers, witness information, and any other facts you think might be important.
Keep a disposable camera in your vehicle to take photos of the vehicles involved and the accident scene.
Do not tailgate - criminals will brake unexpectedly in front of tailgaters to intentionally cause an accident. Look out for vehicles that brake suddenly for no apparent reason.
Look out for large, older vehicles with three or more occupants. Criminals often crowd into old cars when looking to stage an accident.
Count and record the number of occupants in each involved vehicle.
If you suspect fraud, notify police or ACM. You can also report fraud to the NICB online or by phone at 1-800-TEL-NICB.
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