NILICO Scam Protection Resources for Policyholders
National Income Life knows con artists are always looking for ways to commit fraud, and NILICO is here to help! There are many types of insurance and job scams, and many attacks occur through technical communication channels such as email and social media. By knowing what to look for, you can be protected. If you receive suspicious mail, phone calls, or emails from someone claiming to be from the Pappas SGA office of National Income Life, please call our Office at (718) 888-9428.
Avoid Ripoff and Insurance Job Scams
If you’re contacted or approached by someone suspicious selling insurance, be wary of signs it’s a scam. NILICO Agents will never ask you to pay cash, sell coverage in unusual locations, or ask you to write a check in their name. If you’re unsure of a company’s legitimacy, contact your local Better Business Bureau to check its rating and legitimacy.
How to Report Insurance Fraud and Scams
If you believe you’ve been a victim of an insurance scam or want to report suspicious activity, contact the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS). More information from their website can be found below:
Fraud vs. Consumer Complaints
Please do not confuse the crime of insurance fraud with a dispute that you may have with an insurance company, for example, delays in customer payment, monetary disputes, policy cancellations and nonrenewal. If you have a question, want to file a complaint against a financial institution, or have an inquiry not involving fraud, please contact the New York Department of Financial Services.
How to Report Suspected Insurance Fraud
If you suspect that insurance fraud has been committed, you should report it to the DFS. A frauds investigator will contact you for details and the matter will be kept confidential. You can report fraud:
- By toll-free DFS Hotline: 800-342-3736
- By mailing the DFS Report Fraud Form to:
New York State Department of Financial Services
Insurance Frauds Bureau
One State Street
New York, NY 10004
- By fax using the Report Fraud Form: (212) 480-7148