Staged Accidents: A Common Threat for Drivers

Scam artists today seek every opportunity to take advantage of people and rob unsuspecting individuals of their money. Once thought of primarily as pickpockets, fortune tellers, and card cheats, scammers today can be as seemingly innocuous as the family driving next to you on the highway.

This con, also known as “cash for crash” or “slam-ons” have been around for many years but has become more prevalent as crafty slicksters find more creative ways to bilk insurance companies and unsuspecting motorist. Most commonly, the con sets up or manipulates a scenario in which they are hit from behind by the victim. This is a very organized operation, often involving tow truck drivers, and even medical professionals who partner with cooks to file fake claims. 

 

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