Geico continues to go after repair shops with fraudulent claims
“Following several lawsuits in Arizona, GEICO has filed another federal lawsuit in Florida alleging an auto glass repair shop submitted fraudulent glass repair bills. GEICO seeks to recover damages under Civil RICO statutes, as well as for fraud.
GEICO alleges that its customers’ signatures were forged on invoices submitted to GEICO for repairs by Shazam Auto Glass, LLC. GEICO also alleges that Shazam Auto Glass, LLC falsified claims information, billed for unnecessary repairs and billed for repairs that were never performed.
GEICO says it intends to file future lawsuits in Florida and around the country in its continuing efforts to protect its customers and the public from fraudulent glass repair operators.”
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Over the last few months, Geico has ripped the lid off of insurance fraud committed by repair shops. Unfortunately, it’s not only them who suffer but also the consumers. You might assume that only insurance companies are losing out. However, in order to maintain profitability, these fraudulent charges ultimately are passed on to the insured through higher premiums. The zero policy set forth by Geico will have shady repair shops think twice about fraud and forgery!
Through our hard work and reputation, Advantage Auto Glass is a preferred repair facility for most insurers. While our customers are our #1 priority, we realize a healthy relationship is needed with insurance companies. That’s why we do everything in a power to make things as smooth as possible for you AND your insurance provider. Check out our FAQ page to learn more or call us at 612-343-8984.