“Scammers try to take advantage of senior citizens.” A true statement, unfortunately, and one we’ve all seen far too often in the media. We all know the “Dateline” story by now, how Chris Hanson and the NBC team did an expos? on advisors who sell annuities to seniors.
But, have you seen a headline like this one before: “Scammers target insurance agents.” No need for a double take. Yep, you read it right the first time–apparently there are scams out there trying to uncover important information from agents.
According to the Oklahoma Insurance Department, fraudsters are posing as insurance regulators to get “agents’ personal confidential information.”
In a report released in June, Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland sent a warning out to the state’s insurance producers and adjusters, telling them to “be on the lookout for imposters posing as Oklahoma Insurance Department employees seeking confidential personal information.”