Staged accidents are one of the most lucrative, low risk, and least enforced crimes around. It is a crime problem amounting to a $200 million loss a year in California alone. Some estimates indicate that up to 40 percent of insurance policy premiums go to combating, processing, and paying phony claims.
Staged accidents often involve multi-jurisdictional rings composed of doctors, attorneys, and transients. The investigations themselves are difficult and can cause many problems for the investigating officer. In addition, the crime is hard to detect and victims often don’t know they are a victims.
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