MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – As South Florida continues to get slammed every year by personal injury protection fraud; an assortment of groups came together Thursday to educate people how to fight auto accident fraud.
Allstate Insurance, along with the Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, and the Insurance Information Institute put together demonstrations Thursday to show how accidents are staged to commit fraud.READ MORE: Florida Woman Records Close Encounter With Alligator While Paddleboarding
“Fraudsters and criminal enterprises have learned how to game Florida’s auto insurance system and every honest Floridian with a car on the road ends up paying,” Atwater said. “We remain committed to pursuing those individuals responsible for these crimes and we will seek justice.”READ MORE: Police: Argument Leads To Fatal Shooting In SW Miami-Dade
It was a sentiment echoed by Director James Loftus of the Miami-Dade Police Department.
“Insurance fraud is a crime that affects all of us directly, by impacting our economy, and the cost is passed on to all of us by way of our premiums,” Lofts said.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
For its part, Allstate said it has a dedicated team of investigators fighting fraud. Atwater said he has given the Florida Consumer Advocate the task of working with key stakeholders across the state to fight the PIP problem.