Car Insurance Quotes Can Help Honest Drivers Detect Insurance Scammers
Compare-autoinsurance.org (https://compare-autoinsurance.org/) announces a new blog post, "Can Online Quotes Help You Prevent Car Insurance Scams?"
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Compare-autoinsurance.org has launched a new blog post that presents several car insurance scams and how car insurance quotes can help to prevent them.
Owning a car is a necessity for many people. Without a vehicle, the daily routine of many persons would be less convenient and take longer to complete. In order to legally drive a vehicle, drivers need to purchase car insurance. When searching for cheaper car insurance, some drivers risk being scammed. To avoid that, it's important to work only with reliable insurance companies.
The most common insurance scams are:
- Fake insurance sites that trick drivers with the promise of very cheap coverage. Fake insurance ads will lead drivers to websites that look like genuine insurance sites but are in fact fake. Less knowledgeable drivers will apply for coverage on those sites and agree to pay a monthly fee that will directly go into the fake insurance agent pocket. This scam is discovered when a police officer stops the car and its driver finds out he is not insured, or when the driver tries to file for a claim.
- Fake cheap coverage calls. Some drivers are being called by other people that explains to them that they are eligible for very cheap coverage because they have a clean driving record. The caller will then try to obtain sensitive personal information about the driver. It is important to remember to never give personal information to strangers. Policyholders should always do some research and check if the persons whom they are talking on the phone are genuine insurance agents.
- Car crash compensation phone scam. Policyholders can expect to receive phone calls from persons that pretend they are from an insurance agency. The fake agent will want to talk with the driver that was involved in a car accident several years ago. In order to lure drivers into giving them personal info, the fake agents will tell them they are entitled to a large compensation. The scammer only needs a few info in order to commit identity theft.
- Unethical insurance agents. Some insurance agents will try to increase the premiums of drivers in order to pocket the excess. Other insurance agents will try to get higher commissions by adding unwanted options to the driver's policy, or by trying to convince the driver to switch the current policy to a better more expensive coverage.
Before signing any insurance policy, drivers should do some research and see what insurance agency is authorized to sell insurance policies in their areas.
To avoid scams, drivers can try to work with trusted insurance companies or brokerage websites. Brokerage websites will provide quotes from multiple trusted insurance providers.
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