NICB and CPCU Society Unveil stopinsurancecheats.com

September 5, 2000

The National Insurance Crime Bureau and the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society, which have joined forces in a public awareness campaign to educate Americans about insurance fraud, today introduced a new website that provides information about insurance fraud.

The consumer-oriented website, www.stopinsurancecheats.com, offers visitors educational and interactive pages that provide an overview of insurance fraud scams in the United States. The site features: information on fraud’s cost to consumers, a “name that fraud” glossary, prevention tips, links to related websites, and details on how the insurance industry fights back against these crimes.

There is also an interactive “insurance cheats” quiz where visitors can try to identify insurance fraud criminals and a consumer questionnaire that polls visitors about their knowledge and attitudes toward fraud. Finally, the site includes resources for media representatives.

“As more and more people turn to the Internet for information and entertainment, we felt a website was an absolutely critical component of our joint campaign whose aim is to tell consumers that insurance cheats are deadbeats. The site not only serves to introduce people to the scope of the insurance fraud problem, but helps them learn about it in a fun way that encourages repeat site visits,” says Marsha Egan, president of the CPCU Society.

The website is part of the NICB-CPCU Society “Educating Against Insurance Fraud” campaign. The three-year program aims to increase consumer awareness about insurance crime through a variety of grassroots communication vehicles. “We are very excited about this new website because it helps consumers understand the breadth and gravity of the nation’s $30 billion annual insurance crime problem.

The site communicates the various avenues criminals will pursue to commit insurance fraud and, very importantly, how the insurance industry and other partners in the fraud fight are working to stop these crimes,” says NICB President and Chief Executive Officer Robert M. Bryant.

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