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Don't Fall Victim to Staged Auto Accident

Three Passaic County residents were recently charged for conspiring in a scheme to stage an automobile accident in order to defraud two insurance companies.  The total amount of claims reached almost $78,000 according to the authorities.

Many such accidents go unreported or falsely classified unless the thugs get charged.  One of the common tactic used by the criminals is to cut in front of the victim and jam on the brake.  Without proper evidence or a witness, the innocent driver ends up as an at-fault driver who rear-ended another car.

There are other tactics that involve faked bodily injury to a person which gets even more scary.  Just take a look at this video then you will understand something like this can happen to anyone.

The following is a list of known scams used by scammers.

The T-Bone Accident

In this scenario, a scam artist will wait for your car to proceed through an intersection and then jam the gas pedal and T-bone your vehicle. When the police arrive, phony witnesses, also known as “shady helpers,” will then claim you were the one who ran the stop sign or traffic signal.

The Wave

In this scam, the other driver will notice your attempt to switch lanes and subsequently wave you ahead. As you attempt to maneuver into the lane, he will accelerate, causing a collision with your car. When the police arrive, he will deny ever providing a courtesy wave, placing you at fault.

Dual Turn Sideswipe

A driver in the outer lane of the dual turn rams into you if you go even the slightest bit out of the inner lane as the two of you are making your turns. They may also drive a bit into your lane and swipe your car and then blame you.

“Witnesses” working with the con artist may corroborate his story.

Brake Slam

This simple scam involves the driver in front of you slamming on their brakes for no reason so that you cannot avoid rear-ending her vehicle.

Swoop and Stop

In this scenario, a car will suddenly pull in front of yours and stop. Another vehicle will simultaneously pull up alongside your car, preventing you from swerving to avoid an accident.

Are you worried about being a target of these scams?  It's time to install a quality dash cam to capture the evidence in a full HD video.  Check out some of the most popular dash cams at

Don't Fall Victim to Staged Auto Accident Reviewed by Brandon on 8:18 PM Rating: 5

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