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SC Insurance Fraud Report: Bad News

RECORD NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS REPORTED … S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson released his office’s annual insurance fraud report this week, and the results weren’t good. “During 2013, my office received 1,231 complaints regarding insurance fraud,” Wilson wrote in a letter accompanying the report. “The number of complaints remains at an…

RECORD NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS REPORTED …

S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson released his office’s annual insurance fraud report this week, and the results weren’t good.

“During 2013, my office received 1,231 complaints regarding insurance fraud,” Wilson wrote in a letter accompanying the report. “The number of complaints remains at an all-time high, and we must continue to be vigilant in our prosecution of these cases.”

According to the Attorney General, 74 percent of the fraud cases involved automobiles, 17 percent involved personal or commercial property and four percent were workers’ compensation cases.

Since 1995, the S.C. Attorney General’s office has received nearly 14,000 fraud complaints related to $108 million worth of property.  Of those complaints, less than 1,400 resulted in criminal convictions.

The Insurance Fraud Division of the Office of the Attorney General was created in 1994, with the mission of aggressively confronting insurance fraud in South Carolina. It receives referrals from the Department of Insurance, the South Carolina Worker’s Compensation Commission, the Department of Employment and Workforce, insurance companies, private citizens, law enforcement agencies, as well as attorneys and private law firms throughout South Carolina.

The current director of the program is Heather Weiss.

To view the Attorney General’s report, click on the link below …

ATTORNEY GENERAL INSURANCE FRAUD REPORT (.pdf)

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15 comments

GrandTango August 8, 2014 at 11:16 am

GIGANTIC elephant in the room. Ron Paul is Bombing Iraq. Where’s Ravenel, Tom Davis???..and all the Bush-Hating non-interventionist.

We have a GREAT READ, asking questions, on our site. Why is FITS ignoring his handiwork?

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Buz Martin August 8, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Your trash blog is a “good read” in the same way that a festering carbuncle on your tiny dick would be a blessing from God.

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GrandTango August 8, 2014 at 3:55 pm

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Fuck This Guy ?? August 8, 2014 at 5:40 pm

What the fuck does this have to do with SC insurance fraud? Does your blog go off like fifty shades of dumbass as well?

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GrandTango August 8, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Too late, idiot. FITS must’ve agreed w/ me, he posted on it after I prodded him. LMAO…you lose again…

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nitrat August 9, 2014 at 8:20 am

He would go away IF PEOPLE WOULD STOP RESPONDING TO HIM!!!

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truthmonger August 8, 2014 at 12:05 pm

I remember how GEICO screwed me over on an auto accident (i was the victim). Hard to feel sorry for them -and I see nothing wrong with people cheating them the way they shafted me.

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shifty henry August 8, 2014 at 1:08 pm

I thought this would be a report about insurance companies cheating injured parties not covered by their policies. Without naming the company, I battled one national company on two separate auto damage claims. The people I dealt with in the claims department were lying maggots. Through intelligent perseverance I outwitted them and caused them to exceed what were adequate compensations for my claims. Screwing them over gave me a whole lot of satisfaction! Their first and biggest mistake was when I looked at the claims manager and said something to the effect of, “I’m ok as long as I think you’re being fair and not lying to me.” Those lies put three employees on the razor’s edge of being fired. They BEGGED me to take their money! That company has been on my shit list to this day.

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Smirks August 8, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Without naming the company

Gah! Come on man, the world needs to know!

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shifty henry August 8, 2014 at 5:04 pm

It is a national insurance company. There may be commentators on Fitsnews that are employed there, and that could start a brouhaha,

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Vanguard16 August 8, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Oh wait, and the Management at Tuomey Hospital got off??

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Vanguard16 August 8, 2014 at 10:15 pm

Fuck the insurance companies! They are fucking you and you keep giving them your money!!

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Same ol' Same ol' August 9, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Not saying the insurance fraud division isn’t needed, but $108 million, that’s all? Shit, that’s a paltry sum for 14k claims in 9 years. Wonder how much it costs to run the division?

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Gary Christmas August 11, 2014 at 6:01 pm

This is an amazing stat regarding the appearance of insurance fraud going on in South Carolina. How does it compare to other states?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaibJGj-rDA

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Justin Alexander August 12, 2014 at 12:26 am

Unless I’m reading it wrong, 80% of the referrals were declined by the agency or found to be unsupported. An increase in reports doesn’t necessarily correlate to an actual increase in fraud. Omitted here, it seems, is insurance company side fraud.

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