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2010-09-20 08:00:00

17.1 Percent Drop is Largest Annual Decline in Decades DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hot Wheels 2010, the National Insurance Crime Bureau's companion study to its popular Hot Spots auto theft report, examines data reported to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model, and model year most reported stolen in 2009. See the full report at www.nicb.org. For 2009, the most stolen vehicles* in the nation were: 1. 1994...

2010-09-15 08:59:00

ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Excessive billings by medical mills, fraudulent companies that provide few if any real health care services to the public, are a key factor in driving New York State's no-fault automobile insurance fraud crisis. New data shows the problem with medical mills' excessive treatment is growing, according to the New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud (NYAAIF). During the first six months of 2010, questionable liability insurance claims...

2010-08-10 08:00:00

Move Seen as Critical to Countering Spreading Fraud Problem DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) announced today that it has established its second major medical fraud task force in Florida to counter the increase and spread in acts of medical fraud. The Central Florida Major Medical Fraud Task Force is located in Tampa and will focus its investigative resources in the area comprising metropolitan Tampa, St. Petersburg, and...

2010-07-29 09:44:00

TAMPA, Fla., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A West Tampa medical clinic was raided and shut down, and four people were charged with racketeering offenses, in the latest salvo of law enforcement's war on staged auto accidents and bogus medical clinics, which is being supported by Direct General Insurance Company. On July 16, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office raided Medical Rehab Choice, 3104 West Waters Avenue, #200, as part of a three-month undercover probe into staged car crashes and...

2010-07-16 10:06:00

MIAMI, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Department of Justice: Good morning. It's a pleasure to join Secretary Sebelius in welcoming you all here, and I want to thank each of you for your participation and your partnership. Today, together, we are kicking off a series of regionally-focused conversations about how we can take our nationwide fight against health care fraud to the next level. To combat and prevent these crimes effectively, we...

2010-07-16 08:55:00

Early Morning Takedown Leads to Arrests, Charges and Execution of Search Warrants in Miami; Baton Rouge, La.; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Detroit and Houston WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ninety-four people have been charged for their alleged participation in schemes to collectively submit more than $251 million in false claims to the Medicare program in the continuing operation of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force in Miami; Baton Rouge, La.; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Detroit and Houston,...

2010-07-12 08:00:00

LIVONIA, Mich., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Now in its 25th year of combating auto theft-related crimes in Michigan, H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts) is once again warning Michigan drivers to stay alert this summer, as warm weather can lead to increased opportunities for thieves. "As summer gets underway, drivers often carelessly give thieves easy access to personal property and vehicles," said Terri Miller, director of H.E.A.T. "Auto theft rates are highest in summer months, making...

2010-06-16 01:58:00

YORK, England, June 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Cybercrime Victim Every 7 Seconds in the UK(1) More than 420,000 scam emails are sent every hour in the UK according to a report published today (2). The study from life assistance company CPP (http://www.cpp.co.uk) estimates that Brits were targeted by 3.7 billion 'phishing' emails in the last 12 months alone (3). And a quarter of us admit to falling victim to e-fraudsters, with the average victim losing over GBP285 each (4)....

2010-06-07 14:07:00

FREMONT, Mich., June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The first day of summer arrives later this month and as temperatures heat up, it can be tempting to leave the windows on your car open just a crack to alleviate the heat. According to automobile insurers, however, you may as well leave a sign on the car that reads "Steal Me" as cracked windows are an open invitation to car thieves, providing easy access with virtually no damage to the vehicle. A motor vehicle is stolen every 28.8 seconds...

2010-06-02 08:00:00

Texas Tops List DES PLAINES, Ill., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Insurance Crime Bureau released its latest ForeCAST(SM) report which examines both hail loss claims and hail loss questionable claims (QCs) for the period January 1, 2006 through March 31, 2010. During this time frame, the number of hail loss claims filed with insurers increased by 61 percent, from 256,000 in 2006 to over 413,000 in 2009. At the same time, the number of claims referred to NICB for...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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