Insurance Topic: Insurance Fraud

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CA News & Special Reports

CA News Logo Insurance Issue [Fall 2008] In the Fall 2008 issue, Consumer Action focuses on insurance. The results of an online poll reveal details about consumers and insurance coverage, including the downsides to filing a claim. Other topics include credit car rental car coverage, how to add "riders" to policies, the privacy implications of "pay-as-you-drive" insurance, increased FDIC deposit insurance, rental insurance and news of a new insurance web site created by Consumer Action. For much more, see the Table of Contents below. (Wednesday, November 12, 2008)

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Five Recent Publications

ID Theft & Account Fraud - Leader’s Guide

ID Theft & Account Fraud - Leader’s Guide. This 21-page backgrounder guide is written in question-and-answer format to help you anticipate frequently asked questions about identity theft and account fraud. Reading this guide can help prepare you for in-service or train-the-trainer presentations. Topics include an overview of ID theft and account fraud, how to prevent ID theft, advice for victims and helpful ID theft resources that you can use to find more information or to file complaints.

ID Theft & Account Fraud - Powerpoint Training Slides (Spanish)

ID Theft & Account Fraud - Powerpoint Training Slides (Spanish). El archivo de la presentación en PowerPoint del seminario Robo de identidad y fraude de cuentas está disponible en la sección "Download File".

ID Theft & Account Fraud - Prevention & Cleanup (Korean)

ID Theft & Account Fraud - Prevention & Cleanup (Korean). An identity thief is an imposter who assumes another person’s identity in order to profit illegally or because the thief wants to hide behind a new identity. Identity theft—or ID theft—occurs when the imposter uses your personal information to commit fraud or other crimes. This publication can help you take steps to prevent ID theft, or if you are a victim, to clear up the problems created by ID theft and to lessen its impact on your life.

ID Theft & Account Fraud - Prevention & Cleanup (Spanish)

ID Theft & Account Fraud - Prevention & Cleanup (Spanish). Un ladrón de identidad es un impostor que asume la identidad de otro para obtener ganancias ilegales o porque desea ocultarse detrás de una identidad nueva. El robo de identidad ocurre cuando el impostor utiliza la información personal de usted para cometer fraude u otros delitos. Esta publicación le puede ayudar a tomar los pasos necesarios para prevenir el robo de identidad. O, si usted ya es una víctima, le asistirá en arreglar los problemas causados por el robo de la identidad, y a disminuir el impacto que éstos tienen en su vida.

ID Theft & Account Fraud - Prevention & Cleanup (Chinese)

ID Theft & Account Fraud - Prevention & Cleanup (Chinese). An identity thief is an imposter who assumes another person’s identity in order to profit illegally or because the thief wants to hide behind a new identity. Identity theft—or ID theft—occurs when the imposter uses your personal information to commit fraud or other crimes. This publication can help you take steps to prevent ID theft, or if you are a victim, to clear up the problems created by ID theft and to lessen its impact on your life.

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BookNotes

Scammed Cover ArtScammed  Once upon a time store prices were simple and fair, businesses stood behind their products with guarantees free of fine print and loopholes, and companies genuinely seemed to care about their valued customers—but those days are long gone. In his new exposé, consumer advocate Christopher…

You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man Cover ArtYou Can’t Cheat an Honest Man 

Since the Bernard Madoff "Ponzi scheme" scandal broke, shocking investors and the Wall Street community, this insider's guide to investment rip-offs, scams and con artists has been in demand. The book, published in the late '90s, is designed to educate consumers and make them…

Ponzi Cover ArtPonzi 

Who was Ponzi, the man whose name is synonymous with the classic “rob-Peter-to-pay-Paul” scam where money from new investors goes to reward earlier ones? (It's the kind of scheme that Bernard Madoff recently used to rake in $50 billion from gullible folks all over…

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