9 Frightening Fraud Cases and Scary Cyber Scams

From fake Halloween e-cards to a famous slip-and-fall fraudster, the following are some of the most prevalent, and expensive, ploys that insurers need to be aware of.

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1. The Living Dead

Identity fraudsters assuming deceased identities is so prevalent that in Britain, the government developed a weekly official list of people who have recently died, according to Scambusters.org.

The list -- about 12,000 names a week -- is sent to credit-checking firms, as part of a crackdown on fraud and ID theft, which costs the government an estimated $3.5 billion per year.



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