Car accidents are supposed to be that - unplanned collisions. But some scammers stage accidents to get the claims money paid out by carriers, which is causing an increase in suspicious claims, driving up everyone's auto insurance rates.Two examples are the "Swoop and Squat" and the "Drive Down.""For us on the West Coast, we are seeing a tremendous number of new techniques to pull off staged accidents," says attorney Frank Darras, of DarrasLaw in Ontario, Calif. "There are various kinds, like a driver swooping in front of another driver and jamming on the brakes (the Swoop and Squat). Another is when a driver waves another into a merging lane before speeding in and colliding with the first car (the Drive Down)."Although statistics show that such accidents are rare -- in 2012 questionable claims totaled 116,268 out of an overall claims population of 705 million -- that number gives a false impression of the prevalence of such incidents, says Frank Scafidi of the National Insurance Crime ...
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