Healthcare fraud in the auto insurance industry is a focus of the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Roger Morris, Chief Communications Officer of the NICB, discusses schemes across the country that support fraud against the insurance industry, and an Aggregated Medical Data Base and Medical Fraud Task Forces set up by the NICB to combat major medical fraud.

Mr. Morris notes that vehicle theft had been on the decline over the past several years, due in part to technologies built into cars. He says criminals are getting more sophisticated, using “mystery devices” to counter anti-theft technologies. “If they can hack a computer, they can easily hack a car.”

Cargo theft has become a lucrative business. Mr. Morris talks about economies of scale in cargo theft, where criminals buy and sell truckloads of merchandise, rather than steal a single automobile.

For more information on efforts to fight insurance fraud and crime, visit the NICB website.

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