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Protect yourself from insurance fraud and higher premiums

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The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud estimates that fraudulent claims overall cost American consumers more than $80 billion a year1,2. The frustrating part is that policyholders also bear the costs of bogus claims – not to mention the cost of investigating and fighting their illegal activities. So in that sense, people who swindle insurance companies are harming all innocent consumers by way of higher insurance premiums. So ultimately, preventing insurance fraud may potentially help lower premiums.

What is insurance fraud?

It is the second most costly white-collar crime in America. Insurance fraud ranges from usually-honest people bending the truth to organized crime rings bilking millions of dollars. Fraudulent acts include:

What is Nationwide doing to prevent insurance fraud?

Our insurance fraud prevention strategy includes:

How you can protect yourself against fraud

Nationwide and the National Insurance Crime Bureau suggest a few simple steps to increase your insurance fraud protection:

…And how you can help in the fight

If you know or suspect someone is committing insurance fraud, speak up. Contact our anonymous fraud hotline at 1-800-4RIPOFF (1-800-474-7633) or email us at

Learn more about insurance fraud

Nationwide is a charter member of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, a national advocacy organization of consumer groups, public interest organizations, government agencies and insurers. For more information about insurance fraud and how to protect yourself, visit

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