Preventing Online Insurance Fraud
Shopping online offers convenience (and great deals!). But with the good comes the bad— in this case,
the Internet scammers who continue to devise new methods to dupe honest folks and commit
insurance fraud. Some are even committing crimes in ERIE'S name.
The Issue— and Why it Matters
Gene Robertson, director of special investigations and analytics at Erie Insurance, battles online
insurance fraud nearly every day. During his 20-plus years with ERIE and previous experience with the
U.S. government, he's pretty much seen it all.
"From my perspective, you used to see door-to-door snake oil salesmen," he says. "Now they're in your
These scammers are highly soph...