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.