Tuesday, 01 October 2019 20:37

NICB Combats Tow Truck Scams With New PSA


The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is warning consumers about the dangers of tow truck scams by issuing a new PSA.

If you're involved in an auto accident, you will likely have a towing company move your vehicle to a repair facility or other location. However, in some cases, we are seeing tow truck drivers arrive, unsolicited, at the scene of an accident and present themselves as an immediate solution to moving your vehicle from the scene.


"There have been some instances around the country where tow operators have become belligerent with auto accident victims who challenge or question their intentions. A legitimate tow operator will satisfy your concerns; an illegitimate one will not," said NICB Chief Operating Officer Jim Schweitzer.


While our focus is to prevent insurance fraud, NICB is more concerned with your safety. If the tow operator becomes agitated, do not persist. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible and report the incident.


Obtained via PR Newswire.


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