Staged car accidents and insurance fraud can come in many different forms but a new car accident scam called scoop and squat is now on the rise in Southern California. This is a staged car accident caused by teams of people working together to set up a fake car accident.
Scamming groups typically include drivers in multiple vehicles causing accidents either demanding cash for damage done or creating fake injury claims to insurance companies. These acts are illegal and dangerous to innocent drivers. Scammers choose victims that are well dressed, middle-aged, and driving a nice car.
These scams often happen on freeways away from cameras and can involve multiple scammers posed as doctors, auto repair shops, lawyers, and witnesses. Some scanners even pose as bicycle riders and throw themselves in oncoming traffic trying to get cash from innocent drivers.
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