RICHMOND, Va. – If you live in Virginia, chances are you have been a victim or know someone who has been a victim of insurance fraud. Nearly half of Virginians fit into one of those two categories, according to a study by Virginia State Police.
The telephone survey was conducted among 400 residents in all regions of the state during a two-week period.
Almost one-half of the respondents said they were likely to report insurance fraud, as compared to one-third of the respondents in a 2000 survey.
Although they are more likely to report it, one in five was not sure how.
The findings are part of a statewide study done by the state police’s Insurance Fraud Program on attitudes regarding insurance fraud and its implications.
The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9-percent