Like many large-scale lucrative fraudulent activities, towing scams frequently require assistance from a variety of individuals who use legitimate businesses to defraud insurers and consumers. While the majority of tow operators are honest, hard-working people, there are some who are brazen enough to perpetrate elaborate frauds that involve tow truck drivers, body shops, parking lot attendants and others.

Some of the more popular scams involve crooked body shops that team up with dishonest towing firms to steal cars that have been in accidents explains James Quiggle, director of communications for the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.

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