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Tag: Insurance Scam


Regulatory / Legal

Maryland Issues Insurance Scam Warning for Businesses

February 16, 2024

Via: Insurance Journal

The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) is warning of an insurance-related scam targeting small painting, construction, and cleaning businesses. The fraudulent offers may be received by email, text message, or phone call. MIA advises businesses that are contacted by anyone offering […]


Regulatory / Legal

Spouses plead guilty in $1 million insurance scam

November 29, 2022

Via: Insurance Business

A former Amtrak employee has pleaded guilty to conspiring with her husband to steal almost $1 million in COVID-19-related unemployment insurance benefits and for dishonestly obtaining more than $63,000 in sickness benefits. Lizette Berrios Lathon, 45, of Moreno Valley, Calif., […]


Regulatory / Legal

Navy veteran pleads guilty in $2 million insurance scam

October 31, 2022

Via: Insurance Business

A US Navy veteran has pleaded guilty to charges related to an insurance fraud scheme that bilked a program that compensates service members who suffer serious and debilitating injuries while on active duty. Christopher Toups, who at the time of […]


Regulatory / Legal

Insurance claims examiner headed to prison

July 25, 2022

Via: Insurance Business

A former lead claims examiner for the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (MUIA) is headed to prison for participating in a $1.5 million pandemic-related insurance scam. Jermaine Rose has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for his part in […]


Regulatory / Legal

Secretary headed to jail after $220k insurance scam

February 22, 2022

Via: Insurance Business

A Rhode Island woman is headed to federal prison for stealing insurance payments meant for the customers of the auto repair shop where she worked as an office secretary, according to the Department of Justice. Idalee Johnston, 48, devised a […]


Cyber Risks, Risk Management

Geico Customer Data Breach May be Part of Unemployment Insurance Scam

April 22, 2021

Via: Insurance Journal

Auto insurer Geico recently reported that fraudsters have been stealing license numbers of its customers for the past few months and possibly using them to fraudulently apply for unemployment benefits. In a data breach notification filed with California’s data privacy […]