You may think you’ve never been a victimof fraud, but the fact is all of us are victims of auto insurance fraud because it leads to higher premiums.  Sadly, when it comes to automobiles, wide varieties of fraudulent activities  abound.  Experts say to beware of dishonest car owners and auto shops because they could cost everyone in the long haul.

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While many types of auto fraud aren’t life-threatening, an increasingly prevalent gambit is– the staging of accidents on the road and then lying about injuries. That can happen when a car in front of you suddenly–and for no reason–stops. The result is a usually a fender-bender, but it can be far worse. Another oft-practiced fraud that a disreputable auto body shop may talk you into is inflating the Read more . . .

Purchasing auto insurance can seem like a simple task to many people. While basic policies are fairly standard, the real test is at claims time. Consumers can face several unexpected problems and inconveniences when they do not research the services of their insurance company and policy before making a purchase. Read more . . .

The shocking run-up in gasoline prices is getting a lot of ink and web space, but for the first time in a year, car insurance rates are on the rise as well, according to a recent study by the Insurance Web site, the largest online auto insurance agency in the USA. The company expects auto insurance rates to continue to rise at least through the balance of the year, which means consumers will need to be even more savvy shoppers as they try to keep their car insurance rates reasonable. (Unless you drive a Ferrari, of course.) Read more . . .