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Sen. John McCain has taken a hard turn to the right. In an appearance on The O'Reilly Factor, McCain threw his support behind what appears to be the nation's stiffest immigration law in Arizona -- and even took it one step farther.
McCain said that undocumented immigrants are a threat to American citizens because they are intentionally causing car accidents. “It's the drive-by that -- the drivers of cars with illegals in it that are intentionally causing accidents on the freeway," the onetime Republican presidential nominee told O'Reilly.
“The state of Arizona is acting and doing what they feel they need to do in light of the fact that the federal government is not fulfilling its fundamental responsibility to secure our borders,” McCain added. "Look, our border is not secured. Our citizens are not safe."
“We’ve had numerous officers that have been killed by illegal immigrants in Arizona,” Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu told Washington, DC reporters at a press conference organized by Republican senators.
“In just one patrol area, we’ve had 64 pursuits -- failure to yield for an officer -- in one month. That’s out of control.” Remarked the New York Daily News, "For most lawmakers, DWI stands for “driving while intoxicated.” For Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), DWI stands for “driving while illegal.”
A north London migrant set up a scam to swindle about five million pounds from car insurers. He is believed to be one of the masterminds behind hundreds of fake road accidents.
New immigrants are crashing cars deliberately or arranging to have them stolen and then claiming insurance to supplement their incomes, says the Insurance Council.
Some are also said to be ripping off health insurance companies by making false claims totalling millions of dollars.
The "massive" frauds are now topping $150 million a year in losses and show no signs of abating, the council's chief executive, Chris Ryan, said yesterday.
Cases had started coming to light about two years ago in areas of high immigration, especially Auckland.
Drivers beware: There's a woman driving a stretch of Interstate 90 between Sparta and Tomah—without a license or any training about Wisconsin's traffic laws.
The following is a list of some of the most common rip-off techniques put into practice.
Paper Accident - This occurs when a criminal aggressively requests others in the auto repair and salvage industry to be a part of accidents that only exist on paper. Sometimes the con will include crooked lawyers, doctors and insurance agents. Most insurance companies don't investigate claims under $1,000. As a result, these claims are almost always below that amount so as not to arouse suspicion.
Hit & Run - Happens when a swindler reports a fake hit and run accident to their insurance provider.
Swoop & Squat - This tactic is employed by a planner who suddenly swoops in front of a car and quickly squats or stops. An accessory moves to the side of the besieged victim to keep the trapped car from swerving out of the way. The passengers in the car that abruptly put itself in front of the victim's all claim injuries that are later supported by a doctor or a chiropractor in cahoots with the others involved in the scam.
Sideswipe - The same as it sounds. Where there's a multiple turn lanes at an intersection, be on the lookout for someone who takes a left turns until another car swiftly maneuvers into the lane whereas the perpetrator suddenly speeds up to force a collision.
T-Bone - Carefully planned, this tactic usually conducted when there isn't anyone around who could counteract the eyewitness accounts of bogus witnesses. The scammer waits at an intersection until a car comes along and deliberately rams into it as the car passes. After the police arrive, phony witnesses (who were waiting nearby) tell the police officer the victim improperly ran a stop sign or red light.
Wave - Used when there's a lot of traffic with a driving situation that includes a merge and/or "right of way". Feigning politeness, the scam artist waves to the victim, indicating that they're yielding the right of way to them. As the victim begins to go, the scam artist rapidly accelerates to cause an accident. When police arrive, the perpetrator rejects the victim's assertion that they gave up the right of way to them.
Shady Helper - This could happen after an honest accident. A stranger approaches you after an accident and offers numbers to an auto repair shop, lawyer or doctor. This could be a setup. The auto repair shop often pads your repair cost, and a doctor may give you shady treatment or none at all. A lawyer may even try to convince you to sue the insurance company.
Feds Bust Staged Car Crash Ring in California
By Erin Jackson.
A three year investigation dubbed "Operation Twisted Metal" came to an end with fourteen individuals arrested for staging car crashes in order to fraudulently make off with insurance money.
Several agencies, including the California Department of Insurance, the FBI, the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the San Diego Police Department joined forces for the operation, which successfully penetrated a large-scale staged auto accident ring operating out of San Diego. Evidence from 11 staged automobile accidents was collected, which occurred in several different counties in California and resulted in upwards of $200,000 in pay-outs from insurance companies.
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
reply to post by dolphinfan
Your scenario makes no sense. Unless YOU are the cause of the accident...your insurance would not have to pay anything to the other party. While it is true that if he doesn't have insurance your car will have to be covered by your insurance...but he would get nothing.
Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
There are ways of setting people up. A person can slam their brakes, causing a rear end collision. The person who slams their brakes can claim they were "rear ended." A person can also make a gesture yielding the right of way. They can they run into the person they yielded to, and blame the other person because that person did not have the right of way.
Specifically what they were doing in this area is hit you, and then take off. Call the cops in a few minutes and say that YOU took off, so the cops hunt YOU down for hit and run.
This does happen in Arizona. My parents were involved in such an accident. I'm not sure what type of insurance you have, but in Arizona my insurance agent strongly recommended that I get uninsured motorist coverage, even though my vehicle was paid off and older, and all I really needed was liability.