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Calif. Responsible for One Fifth of US QCs in Past 3 Years

In the last three years, Calif. has seen a 9-percent increase in the number of questionable claims (QCs) reported, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Dominated by questionable vehicle thefts and faked/exaggerated injuries, these QCs are referred to the NICB by the more than 1,100 member insurance companies and require at least one (and as many as seven) indicators of possible fraud.

The claims in Calif. made up nearly 50,000 of the 250,350 QCs across the country between 2008 and 2010, though were few in comparison to the 235,000 claims reports that are submitted to ISO daily.

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