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Auto accident. Photographs are an important aspect of confirming damage following an auto accident. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The old adage goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” and that is especially true when it comes to filing insurance claims. Proof of loss, photos of a damaged vehicle or property are critical to determining the loss and value of a claim.

New York Regulation 79 is helping to fight auto insurance fraud by documenting a vehicle’s existence and physical condition, plus vehicle options and accessories to detect and deter fraud, which targets approximately 8% of the heavily fraud-prone segment of used cars.

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