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					ALLEGATIONS OF FR AUD CAN
 BE REPORTED DIRECTLY TO
                                   FRAUD ALERT                                  PIP FRAUD
 DIVISION OFFICES LOCATED
     IN THESE REGIONS:
                                                                                 DIVISION OF
                                            “Fake Crash =                     INSURANCE FRAUD
 PANHANDLE REGION                            Real Time”
     Pensacola – 850.453.7802
    Tallahassee – 850.413.3115
                                   If you participate in a staged accident,
                                   you face a minimum of two (2) years to
   NORTH REGION                          fifteen (15) years in prison.
    Jacksonville – 904.798.5802
                                    File a false claim with your insurance
       Ocala – 352.369.2871
                                       company and you will go to jail.

WEST CENTR AL REGION
      Tampa – 813.972.8602               Insurance Fraud -
   St. Petersburg – 727.563.1142
     Fort Myers – 239.278.7527
                                          it’s not worth it!
EAST CENTR AL REGION
  West Palm Beach – 561.837.5601
     Orlando – 407.385.4402


    SOUTH REGION
      Miami – 305.536.0302                                                        REPORT FR AUD
     Plantation – 954.321.2902                                                   CALL 1-800-378-0445
                                                                              Department of Financial Services
 DIVISION OF INSUR ANCE FR AUD                                      MYFLORIDACFO.COM/FR AUD                               DIVISION OF INSUR ANCE FR AUD




     PIP FRAUD IS A CRIME                                           KNOW YOUR PIP FRAUD                                           A NEW APPROACH
Think a fake auto accident is a harmless prank?                                                                          The Division of Insurance Fraud has 8 dedicated PIP
                                                           What does auto insurance fraud look like?
                                                                                                                         squads and more than 40 detectives to rein in these
Think again.                                               	   •	   Making,	selling	or	using	a	fake	insurance	card       crimes and arrest the persons involved in fraud.
                                                           	   •	   Making	a	false	application	for	auto	insurance
Think nobody gets hurt when you file a false claim?        	   •	   A	fake	car	accident	or	fake	crash	report             Florida now has dedicated prosecutors throughout
Think again.                                               	   •	   A	claim	seeking	payment	for	fake	injuries            the state to handle PIP fraud, and the Courts are
                                                                                                                         sentencing persons convicted of insurance fraud
                                                           	   •	   Asking	for	payment	to	go	to	a	clinic
                                                                                                                         to prison.
PIP Fraud is a serious crime with consequences.            	   •	   Tow	truck	driver	referring	you	to	a	clinic		     	
When someone commits auto insurance fraud, you                      for treatment                                        Our goal is to promote a level of consistency in
pay the price. Auto insurance fraud can cost you                                                                         prosecutions to take a tougher stand against fraud,
and your family hundreds of dollars a year in higher                                                                     and impose harsher sanctions, including jail, fines,
                                                           Have you been offered money to:
                                                                                                                         and licensing sanctions.
insurance costs.                                           	    Participate	in	a	fake	accident?
                                                               •	
                                                           	   •	
                                                                Pretend	to	have	injuries	from	a	car	accident?            We are working to increase public awareness of
Every day in Florida, fake auto accidents result in        	   •	
                                                                Go	to	a	clinic	for	treatment	after	a	car	accident?       insurance fraud, the seriousness of this crime and its
millions of dollars in fake insurance claims being paid.   	   •	
                                                                Sign	for	treatment	that	you	did	not	receive		      	     impact on the community as a whole, and educate
                                                                                                                         people about the potential penalties they face for
Who pays for these claims? You do – in the form of              at a clinic?
                                                                                                                         participating in this activity.
higher insurance premiums.                                 	 •	 Add	your	name	to	a	crash	report?
                                                           	 •	 Use	your	medical	license	to	pose	as	the	owner		 	        The Division of Insurance Fraud will pay up to $25,000
But you can fight back. Join us in a statewide                  of a clinic you don’t own?                               reward for information leading to the arrest and
effort to Fight Fraud in Florida:                                                                                        conviction of persons involved in insurance fraud.
                                                           	 •	 File	a	fraudulent	insurance	claim?
                                                                                                                                                   R our newsletter The PIP
                                                                                                                                               Readead T he P IP S ource at
If someone offers to pay you to fake an injury;            All of these activities are felony crimes in Florida,                               Source each and every month eac h
                                                                                                                                                   www.my floridacfo.com/fraud
                                                           and the Division of Insurance Fraud is dedicated to                                 for more information about the
                                                                                                                                                   month for more information about
If someone offers to pay you to fake an                    pursuing those who take part in this activity.
                                                                                                                                                   the Divis ion of Ins Fraud and
                                                                                                                                               Division of Insuranceurance F raud
                                                                                                                                                     Learn where y ou c an find
                                                                                                                                               PIP.and P IP ,about the types of a pdf
auto accident;                                                                                                                                     vers ion of this the State of
                                                                                                                                               fraud that exist in pos ter to download.
                                                           If you report this type of activity, you could be                                       Y ou can als reques t copies
                                                                                                                                               Florida and getodetails about of
If someone offers to pay you to file a fake                rewarded up to $25,000 if your information helps                                        this pos ter by s ending an e-mail to
                                                                                                                                               investigations and arrests of the
                                                                                                                                                   T heP IP S ourc e@ my floridacfo.c om
insurance claim;                                           lead to an arrest and conviction.                                                   criminals involved in PIP fraud.

                                                                                                                            Additional copies of this brochure can be
Call the Florida Department of Financial Services          If you participate in any of these schemes, you could
                                                                                                                            requested, free of charge, by sending an
Insurance Fraud Hotline at                                 be eligible for a ride to jail.                                  e-mail to ThePIPSource@myfloridacfo.com


1-800-378-0445
                                                                                                                            or by calling 305-536-0370.
                                                           We also work closely with our partners at the National
                                                           Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). You can visit their               You can also find a pdf version of this
                                                                                                                            brochure that you can download at our website –
                                                           website for more information at www.nicb.org.
                                                                                                                            go to myfloridacfo.com/fraud for more details.

				
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