Fake insurance adjusters are on the rise, according to recent news reports. No area of insurance is safe from these fakes, which have impacted automobile, health, homeowners and other types of insurance coverage.
“It’s hard to have a claim denied, especially when it resulted in a loss of property,” said Paul Norcia of Norcia Insurance Consultants. “However, before you go with any particular adjuster, it’s important to do some research and save yourself from more heartache associated with getting bilked.”
Norcia recommended taking the following steps to find out if the adjuster is who they say they are:
• Call the Minnesota Department of Commerce at 1 (800) 657-3602 to see if the adjuster is licensed and has previously faced any disciplinary or enforcement action. The department’s website also offers searchable databases that can tell you this information.
• Ask them about the fees and for a written contract that outlines all fees. Take it as a red flag if they do not wish to do either.
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