9 Blog Posts From the Predatory Towing Tag


Crimes against Motorists

Crimes against Motorists

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared as NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #631, emailed in February 2021. If you would like to receive the weekly newsletter, register today at the NMA!  Motorists have always been a target for criminals, but since the pandemic began, it seems the nefarious activity has increased dramatically. Some are violent, most involve […]

Crimes against Motorists: NMA E-Newsletter #631

Crimes against Motorists: NMA E-Newsletter #631

Motorists have always been a target for criminals, but since the pandemic began, it seems the nefarious activity has increased dramatically. Some are violent, most involve property loss and all turn victims’ lives upside down. For example, cities large and small have reported an increase in carjackings. The Associated Press has reported cases are on […]

Extensive Staged-Accident Scam in New Orleans

Extensive Staged-Accident Scam in New Orleans

Editor’s Note: This post first appeared as NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #621 from December 2020.  If you would like to receive the weekly NMA E-Newsletter, subscribe today. As of November 5th, 2020, 33 people have been charged in an elaborate staged-accident scam involving slammers, spotters, crooked lawyers, and doctors. All are accused of conspiring to bilk […]

Protect yourself from Predatory Towing

Credit: Tom Harpel

Protect yourself from Predatory Towing

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared in September 2020 as an NMA E-Newsletter #611. If you would like to receive our one-topic weekly E-Newsletter, join the NMA today. In July, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) warned motorists in Chicago and Houston about predatory towing scams. Unfortunately, this sort of fraud can happen anywhere, and […]

Roadblocks and Checkpoints during the COVID-19 Crisis: Driving in America Blog for April 3, 2020

Roadblocks and Checkpoints during the COVID-19 Crisis: Driving in America Blog for April 3, 2020

By Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director In my position as the NMA Communications Director, I skim or read hundreds of motoring news stories every day to bring you the news and to share trends and perspectives. Up until this week, I rarely ran across articles about checkpoints and roadblocks. The COVID-19 crisis is scary enough, […]

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