Last Friday, Governor Rick Scott signed a law that is aimed to cut down on the car insurance fraud epidemic that has taken a hold of Florida. Scott has previously outlined that changes to PIP, personal injury protection, was one of his top three priorities during the 2012 legislative session. Florida’s previous PIP law paved the way for widespread abuse, staged car accidents, and false injuries that have sent insurance premiums to levels which make it difficult for people to afford.
Scott was quoted saying on Friday, “This legislation will benefit the pocketbooks of every Florida family who drives an automobile.” Click here to read all about the new changes to Florida’s PIP law.
Leading fraud expert, Linda Webb, AKA The Fraud Dog, says each state should be identifying all the fraud scams in their area and then initiating tougher fraud legislation to send a message back to the fraudster that enough is enough. In order to stop fraud, we have to tighten the loop holes and vulnerability points that allow the fraudster to steal. Close up the entry points to fraud and you shut the fraudster down at the onset.
Fraudsters morph daily and these scammers you can bet are already trying to figure out how to get around this new law but it is a start in the right direction to let the fraudster know we will not put up with fraud in the State of Florida. Fraud effects everyone by paying higher insurance premiums, enforcements dollars to tackle fraud, and consumer fraud awareness programs to help people avoid being scammed in the first place. Fraud attacks everywhere and everyone. It will take everyone in America to take a stand if we want to truly send the fraudster packing. Help support your local congressional leaders in their fight against the fraudster, says Linda Webb.
To report potentially fraudulent activity, contact Linda Webb aka The Fraud Dog, leading fraud expert at 1-855-FRAUD-DOG.