Crime Coverage Articles

August 21, 2023

Crime Coverage: Are My Limits High Enough?

Crime coverage limits should be sufficient to cover the potential loss of money and/or securities due to the actions of employees or third parties.

January 30, 2023

Denver Attempts to Curb Catalytic Converter Theft

Denver City Council passed a new bill to curb catalytic converter theft, requiring scrap-yards to send specific information to the city about the seller.

February 10, 2021

Fraudulent Impersonation and Unemployment Scams on the Rise

With unemployment levels in the United States at a current high, and the unemployment department overtaxed in managing unemployment claims, this area of the government is rife for scams. Here are some next steps to take if you have been a victim of unemployment benefits fraud.

December 27, 2018

Misplaced Trust

Beware the wolves in your midst. Internal fraud can be just as costly and frequent as external, but chances are you aren’t ready for it.

July 10, 2018

Ask the Experts: Fraud and Embezzlement

Approximately 76% of districts that purchase Crime coverage only buy the minimum. While $5,000 may seem sufficient, you don’t need a lot of imagination to think of a scenario in which you’d find yourself grossly underinsured.

July 13, 2015

Embezzlement Costs Special Districts Millions

The U. S. Department of Commerce has released figures indicating that employee theft costs U.S. businesses over $40 billion per year, playing a significant role in 95 percent of business failures and nearly a third of all business bankruptcies. Special districts, like most other governmental and business entities, are always vulnerable to internal threats that can come from employees, including managers and even board members. Yet, many organizations still believe it couldn’t possibly happen to them.

August 8, 2008

Tips for Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

Recently, a friend of mine got a phone call from his bank to alert him that they were freezing his account. The representative described to him a series of suspicious transactions which were indeed purchases he had not authorized. It turned out to be a scam, and if he had fallen for the ruse, he would have given up personal details allowing unscrupulous people to raid his account.

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