Geico is going after repair shops that submit fraudulent repair bills

“GEICO is redoubling its zero-tolerance policy towards fraud, by filing its second federal lawsuit in Arizona against an auto repair shop that has been suspected of filing fraudulent repair bills.

The insurer alleges that the Advantage Auto Glass repair shop submitted invoices with forged signatures of GEICO’s customers, for repairs that were never even performed. In particular, GEICO alleges that it was billed for repairs associated with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems – systems that were not even available on many of the cars being “repaired.”

In addition to billing for services that were not provided, GEICO’s suit alleges that the defendants submitted falsified documents from Arizona automobile dealerships for reimbursement of glass parts that were not purchased.”

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Unfortunately insurance fraud has been a problem across all industries for some time now. If what GEICO claims is true, this particular repair shop had a lot of audacity in filing these fradulent claims. It’s hard to imagine that a reputable business would employ this tactic to save some money. However, it’s best not to rush to judgement as GEICO has been sued in the past for underpayment on legitimate claims.

At IAS Auto Glass, we are a preffered provider for many insurance companies. We help our clients file the necessary and appropriate claims as they are entitled to for auto glass repair and replacement. If you’re in need of auto glass service, contact us at 952-797-4374 to discuss your options.

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