Connecticut Says Use of Fake Auto Insurance Cards Growing

August 29, 2008

Counterfeit auto insurance cards have been a problem for years, say Connecticut insurance officials, but recently, the department’s fraud and investigations’ divisions have been seeing seen a lot more of the cards.

All Connecticut drivers are required to carry the cards – which show current policy information – in their cars at all times. But a faltering economy mixed with the state’s auto insurance requirements has led some to but a phony card in lieu of a policy.

“While, legitimate insurance coverage provides protection for you, your family, and other people injured in a motor vehicle accident, trying to use fake insurance leads only to trouble,” the department said in statement.

Driving without insurance is a motor vehicle violation in the state.

For those who believe they were tricked into purchasing illegitimate insurance coverage, the department is urging consumers to verify their agent’s licenses, which can be done through the department’s home page.

Source: Connecticut Insurance Department

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