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False Forwarding of Mail For Florida Insurer Uncovered

The U.S. Postal Service and other investigators are conducting a probe of who fraudulently filled out a change-of-address form for Citizens Property Insurance, causing premium...
July 13, 2010

The U.S. Postal Service and other investigators are conducting a probe of who fraudulently filled out a change-of-address form for Citizens Property Insurance, causing premium checks for the state-backed insurer to be sent to an apartment in Hialeah, Florida. Company officials say that a change-of-address confirmation postcard reached the nonprofit property insurer's headquarters last week, alerting them to the situation. But even without confirmation, the mail sent to that location, usually new applications, had been forwarded for more than a week. A Citizens' spokesman said someone appears to have also tried to change the mailing address for a post office box, where people send renewal payments.

Citizens Property Insurance is the state of Florida's insurer-of-last-resort. It insures hundreds of thousands of homes, businesses and condominiums whose owners otherwise might not be able to find coverage, primarily in hurricane-prone areas of the state.

False Forwarding of Mail Uncovered (Insurance & Financial Advisor 7/7/10)

 

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