A recent article from searchautoparts.com reported that more and more cases of auto insurance fraud have been committed across California, perhaps brought on by the downtrodden economy. In fact, the California Department of Insurance (CDOI) reported a 25 percent increase in the number of suspected vehicle arson fraud cases from 2007 to 2008 and a rise in auto theft fraud referrals as well.
A CDOI Commissioner stated, “Many Californians are facing a host of financial challenges in today’s economy, but I want to remind everybody that you will only compound your problems if you break the law and commit fraud in search of a quick fix…our enforcement experts are working hard to crack down on anyone attempting to skirt the law for financial gain.”
The CDOI Commissioner said that enforcement officers examine every case brought to the Department’s attention and that referrals have been received from local law enforcement agencies, directly from consumers, and from insurance companies. The department obtained almost 300 more suspected vehicle theft and vehicle arson cases statewide in 2008 than in 2007.
If you have been a victim of automotive fraud in California, the Law Offices of Howard D. Silver may be able to help you. Our consumer protection lawyers have years of experience assisting those who have been targets of auto repair fraud, used car fraud, and other unfair and deceptive business practices. In addition, our knowledge of the California lemon law provides us with even more leverage to obtain the best outcome for our clients. For more information, contact consumer protection lawyer Howard D. Silver today at (855) 341-2611 for a free consultation.