Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto warns consumers to be aware of staged automobile accidents, which are intentionally created in order to defraud automobile insurance companies. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the number of referrals for intentionally caused or staged accidents in Nevada increased by 21 percent from 2012 to 2013.
“As consumers take the road for holiday travel, it is important to practice defensive driving and to educate themselves about staged accidents,” said Masto. “Drivers may already be distracted with inclement weather, busy streets, and holiday stress but it is equally important to be aware of other drivers who purposefully plan a collision. Staged automobile accidents are one of the fastest-growing types of fraud in the insurance industry.”
NICB reports that in Nevada “bodily injury” was the top loss type overall in 2013.
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