National Insurance Crime Bureau News

National Insurance Crime Bureau Says Alaska Tops List of Snowmobile Thefts

Three areas in Alaska topped the list of most reports of snowmobile thefts in the U.S., according to an analysis of national crime figures. The analysis by the National Insurance Crime Bureau shows Alaska recorded 128 snowmobile thefts from 2015 …

Pennsylvania Warns Consumers, Insurers About Rising National Auto Theft Rates

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman has reminded drivers to take precautions to prevent auto theft, as a recent report shows the rate of car theft nationally rising by more than four percent in the first half of 2017. She also …

Staged Car Crashes in South Carolina a Growing Problem

Officials in South Carolina say a rising number of staged automobile crashes are becoming a problem in the state. The Post and Courier of Charleston cited authorities who said faked crashes were part of a scam that resulted in charges …

New York Among States With Highest Rate of Motorcycle Theft

The New York Insurance Association (NYIA) advises that motorcycle thefts in New York increased by 23 percent from 2014 to 2015. According to a report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), motorcycle thefts nationwide increased by 6 percent during …

Oklahoma City Man Charged with Insurance Fraud

Insurance fraud charges have been filed against an Oklahoma City man, the state attorney general’s office announced. Adam Lee McHolland is accused of filing a false insurance claim stating his motorcycle had been stolen. After submitting a proof of loss …

Utah Man Nabbed after Staging 23 Auto Accidents over 5 Years

Utah-man Navid Monjazeb faces 22 counts of insurance fraud, reckless endangerment, and other crimes spanning five years and at least 23 known accidents – with the same three vehicles. Charges resulting from a months-long investigation conducted by Utah’s Insurance Fraud …

Insurers Warn About Car Sales Scam on Craigslist

An insurance industry-backed crime watch group is warning about an organized auto sales scam involving the popular online market place, Craigslist. Working with law enforcement agencies in the Chicago area and across the Midwest, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) …

NICB to Boston-Area Homeowners: Beware of Insurance Scammers

The National Insurance Crime Bureau advised that as the Northeast continues to get pounded by storm after storm, there’s one more threat that Bostonians need to watch out for: shady contractors or “storm chasers” looking to make a fraudulent buck …

Mass. Vehicle Thefts Down 90% From Peak in 1975, Report Shows

From its peak auto theft year in 1975 when 91,563 vehicles were stolen, Massachusetts has experienced a significant decline ending 2013 with 9,122 thefts. That’s a reduction of 90 percent since 1975, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). …

NICB: Vehicle Thefts in New York Down 92% From Peak in 1990

From its peak auto theft year in 1990 when 187,591 vehicles were stolen, New York has experienced a significant decline ending 2013 with 15,482 thefts. That’s a reduction of 92 percent since 1990, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau …