Claims News Service, June 12, 3:50 p.m. EDT — Althoughrebuilding from last year's hurricanes is a definite issue for GulfCoast residents, fake insurance may be the bigger problem, says theNational Association of Insurance Commissioners.

According to a recent NAIC release, there have been severalarrests of individuals selling phony automobile insurance cards.Also at issue is the prevalence of fake homeowners' coverage.Consumers exposed to these fake insurance schemes face hundreds ofthousands of dollars of unpaid repair costs for home or auto damagecaused by future disasters.

The NAIC is battling against insurance fraud with its Fight FakeInsurance Program. The program aims to protect consumers frominsurance fraud by encouraging them to stop, call, and confirmbefore buying coverage.

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