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The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud estimates that fraudulent claims increase the average household's insurance cost by more than $300 a year. Avoid becoming a victim. Find out what insurance fraud is, what Nationwide is doing to prevent it and how to protect yourself.

What is insurance fraud?

Insurance fraud is the second most costly white-collar crime in America. It ranges from normally honest people bending the truth to organized crime rings. Insurance fraud can include:

What is Nationwide doing about insurance fraud?

Our insurance fraud prevention strategy includes:

You can help prevent insurance fraud

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) anytime, or email us at

Protect yourself against insurance fraud

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

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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