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Frequently Asked Questions

  How do I report insurance fraud?
There are several ways to report fraud. Consumers can download the pre printed form and fax a copy to (404) 657-9831 or mail the information to the Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner, Enforcement Division – Fraud Unit, Suite 708, W., Tower, 2 Martin Luther King Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30334

  What information is needed to support an insurance fraud complaint?
Documentation which supports the insurance fraud allegation, that may include and not be limited to a case synopsis, cancelled checks, losses, policy/policies, police reports, recorded interviews, witness statements and any other supporting documentation.

  Is there a local Atlanta area telephone number.
Yes, the local number is (404)-232-1575

  Is there a reward for reporting insurance fraud?
No, there is no reward for reporting insurance fraud at the present time.

  If I report insurance fraud can I be held liable for the reporting?
No. The Official Code of Georgia Annotated § 33-1-16(c) (3) says: "In the absence of fraud or bad faith, a person is not subject to civil liability for libel, slander, or any other relevant tort by virtue of filing reports, without malice, or furnishing other information, without malice, required by this Code section or required by the Commissioner under the authority granted in this Code section, and no civil cause of action of any nature shall arise against such person."

  What is false reporting of a crime and what are the penalties for filing a false report?
The Official Code of Georgia Annotated § 16-10-26. False report of a crime

A person who willfully and knowingly gives or causes a false report of a crime to be given to any law enforcement officer or agency of this state is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Code 1933, 26-2509, enacted by Ga. L. 1968, p. 983, 1, 2; Ga. L. 1969, p. 857, 11.)

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