The NICB Announces Its Inaugural ‘Contractor Fraud Awareness Week’


The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the insurance industry’s association dedicated to predicting, preventing, and prosecuting insurance crime, is excited to bring to the public its inaugural Contractor Fraud Awareness Week July 12th through 16th (#CFAW2021).

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“After every natural catastrophe, NICB investigators on the ground see contractors move in to impacted regions offering their services to help people get their homes put back together,” said David Glawe, president and CEO of the National Insurance Crime Bureau. “Most of the time, these contractors are honorable and do good, solid work. Unfortunately, there are those that have other motivations and attempt to take advantage of the stresses and strains disaster victims experience, pressure them to sign a contract, ask for payment in advance and then do shoddy or no work at all.”

Contractor Fraud Awareness Week is dedicated to spreading the word about these bad actors. Throughout the week, NICB and its partners will distribute materials via social media with the hashtag #CFAW2021. Materials in part include tips on how to identify potentially questionable contractors, sharing real stories of real contractor fraud victims, a contractor search checklist to assist victims of natural disasters through the hiring process, where to report fraud should you suspect it, and a Twitter Chat with event partner AARP. On July 14th, NICB President and CEO David Glawe will appear on local television networks across the country in states notorious for natural disasters discussing post-disaster fraud.

“The more people know about the fraud problem post-disaster, the better equipped they will be in identifying it and avoiding it,” added Glawe. “The best way to get the word out is through a combined effort of not only NICB and its partners, but also from individuals joining the cause.”

Disaster victims shouldn’t be victimized twice. For more information about Contractor Fraud Awareness Week and how to become a partner, visit the NICB website and the Contractor Fraud Awareness Week web page to join the National Insurance Crime Bureau on the front line to educate consumers on how they can protect themselves following a catastrophe. Sign up now to partner in NICB’s inaugural Contractor Fraud Awareness Week.


NICB’s The Informer Highlights 2020 Auto Crime Spikes


The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the insurance industry’s association dedicated to predicting, preventing, and prosecuting insurance crime, is pleased to release its latest edition of The NICB InformerThis new publication is aimed at providing insurance industry executives with anticipatory intelligence to help identify risks and emerging threats to the industry. This edition focuses on the alarming increase in crimes involving vehicles in 2020 and the reasons behind this troubling trend.

“The pandemic has had a significant impact on society,” said NICB President and CEO David Glawe.  “Auto thefts have increased across the U.S. in almost every major city. Carjackings in major metropolitan areas such as Washington D.C.New York City, and Chicago are seeing major increases. As we examine in this issue, there are other, more systemic causes for the increase in thefts beyond individuals simply leaving their keys or fobs in their vehicles,” said Glawe.

In this edition, articles range from auto thefts and carjackings on the rise to auto glass fraud impacting several states to an uptick in catalytic converter thefts. The NICB Informer is a first-of-its-kind publication primarily dedicated to insurance crime, fraud, and emerging threats.

“We believe this publication showcases NICB’s unique position within the industry as the only organization that proactively identifies, combats, and prevents crimes affecting the insurance industry, all to achieve mission effectiveness and ensure the highest level of service to our members. We use intelligence sources combined with big data to deliver a high velocity of outputs and information to inform our industry leaders and partners. Our goal is to provide maximum value and service to our members through strategic innovation and lead the fight against fraud and crimes affecting the insurance industry,” added Glawe.

While the publication is directed toward CEOs and executives within the insurance industry and law enforcement partners, anyone interested in receiving a free digital copy of The NICB Informer can sign up here or send an email to [email protected] to be added to the distribution.

President & CEO David Glawe is available for media interviews. If you would like to schedule an interview, please contact Brooke Kelley[email protected], or Tully Lehman [email protected].

REPORT FRAUD: Anyone with information concerning insurance fraud or vehicle theft can report it anonymously by calling toll-free 800.TEL.NICB (800.835.6422) or submitting a form on our website.