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Car Repair Fraud: Avoiding Scams

Where there's a will, there's a way. In the case of car repair insurance fraud, there is most definitely both a will and a way. Here is a look at some of these cons so you can recognize them, avoid them, and do your part in stopping them.

Where there's a will, there's a way. Not only is this the motto for lots of determined individuals who have accomplished great things, it is one that con artists and criminals have taken to heart. In the case of car repair insurance fraud, there is most definitely both a will and a way. The problem is that this fraud sends car repair bills and insurance premiums skyrocketing. Companies have to find ways to cover their losses and, unfortunately, this often means passing on the problem to their customers. Equally problematic is the fact that innocent people often wind up in the middle of these scams, sometimes winding up in hot water because of something they knew nothing about. Here is a look at some of these cons so that you can recognize them, avoid them, and do your part in stopping them.

One of the most common forms of car repair insurance fraud and one of the ones that is costing the industry millions every year involves fake accidents. What happens is two people arrange to get into a low speed crash with each other, often with a third (unknowing party) as the unwitting victim. This victim could be you, so you have to know what signs to look out for. A typical ploy involves one driver getting in front of you and slamming his brakes, forcing a rear end collision. The second driver will then run into your rear. When all is said and done, their story to the police will make it look like you're the one at fault and it could be your insurance cutting checks to the con men.

Sometimes it is the car repair shops themselves perpetrating the fraud. You need to be extremely cautious when it comes to this. Some shops will charge much more than the work is worth when it comes to customers who are paying through their insurance companies. Others may put work on the bill that they didn't actually do. There are many other scams that can be run from inside a shop, but these aren't terribly common and they are almost completely absent from major shops with a good reputation. People like to wax poetic about the "local mechanic" but the truth is you can avoid a lot of these little scams by dealing with major chains and dealerships.

Of course, car repair and insurance fraud can take any number of forms, and there are almost certainly new ones being devised on a daily basis. Fake stolen car reports, illegitimate claims of a hit-and-run accident, and intentionally causing damage to a vehicle in hopes of getting a totaled estimate. But it isn't your job or concern to police the world about every con. What you have to worry about is making sure that if you find yourself in the middle of oneArticle Submission, you stay alert and recognize what might be potentially happening.

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