- Licensing and Education
- Regulated Entities
- Anti-Fraud Unit
- Public Information
Two Sources of Insurance Crimes:
The Anti-Fraud Unit's Primary Mission is:
The investigation of regulated entities accused of violating administrative and/or criminal law.
Confidentiality (Title 36):
§ 361. Creation of Anti-Fraud Unit
D. Records, documents, reports and evidence obtained or created by the Anti-Fraud Unit as a result of an inquiry or investigation of any suspected insurance related crime shall be confidential and shall not be subject to the Oklahoma Open Records Act or to outside review or release by any individual. Information and records shall be disclosed upon request to officers and agents of federal, state, county, or municipal law enforcement agencies, to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, to the Attorney General's office and to district attorneys, in the furtherance of criminal investigations.
Oklahoma Criminal Statute for "Insurance Fraud" (Title 21):
§ 1662. Fraudulent Claim Upon Insurance Contract for Payment of Loss
Any person who presents or causes to be presented any false or fraudulent claim, or any proof in support of any such claim, upon any contract of insurance, for the payment of any loss, or who prepares, makes or subscribes any account, certificate, survey affidavit, proof of loss, or other book, paper or writing, with intent to present or use the same, or to allow it to be presented or used in support of any such claim, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding three (3) years, or by a fine not exceeding twice the amount of the aggregated loss sum, or both.
PROTECT YOURSELF! Stop. Call. Confirm.
Stop: Before signing ANY paperwork or making ANY payment.
Call: The Oklahoma Insurance Department at 1 (800) 522-0071.
Confirm: Licensure and good-standing of your agent or company.
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