|TRENTON – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that the Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor today launched a multi-media advertising campaign to combat insurance fraud in New Jersey.
According to Attorney General Chiesa, ads placed on buses, trains, billboards and television stations throughout New Jersey will increase awareness about the consequences of committing insurance fraud. The ads will run from June to September.
“The ad campaign unveiled today will educate the public about insurance fraud and deter those who seek to defraud insurance companies,” Attorney General Chiesa said.
“Insurance fraud is a serious offense,” Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Ronald Chillemi said. “Those who commit this type of crime face severe consequences, including lengthy prison sentences and stiff fines.”
The ad campaign was announced today at a meeting between the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor and anti-fraud stakeholders, including those in the insurance industry. The ad campaign is funded by the insurance industry in New Jersey.
Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Chillemi reiterated the importance of the toll-free hotline to report insurance fraud. He noted that many important cases have started with anonymous tips. People who are concerned about insurance cheating and have information about a fraud can report it anonymously by calling the toll-free hotline at 1-877-55-FRAUD (1-877-553-7283) or by visiting the Web site at www.njinsurancefraud.org. Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Chillemi further noted that state regulations permit a reward to be paid to an eligible person who provides information that leads to an arrest, prosecution and conviction for insurance fraud.Examples of the ads can be found at: www.njinsurancefraud.org.