The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is continuing to monitor the impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on consumers, our membership, law enforcement, and our strategic partners. This resource center hosts the latest information surrounding the virus and what is happening in our states from a fraud perspective.
As the world continues to navigate the impacts of COVID-19, the potential exists for bad actors to look for ways to target consumers and the insurance industry. We should all be on the lookout for crooked physicians, attorneys, and patients attempting to commit insurance fraud by submitting false and exaggerated medical claims. We should also be aware of possible scams involving business interruption, online hackers looking to steal critical personal data, and other efforts to commit insurance fraud. We know these are just a few of the potential scams, and we no doubt could see many more in the coming weeks and months.
NICB remains vigilant and engaged with our law enforcement partners around the nation. We will continue to track potential fraud trends in the coming weeks and keep our members informed on the latest developments.
If you see a trend, please reach out to your NICB points of contact.
Source: COVID-19: NICB Resource Center