Insurance Scam Drives Up Price of Homeowners Insurance
Don't Sign on the Dotted Line
The scam works because it entices homeowners to do repairs at the insurance provider’s cost. They will tell you that they can help you remodel your kitchen, get a new roof or repair some damage to your home by billing your homeowner’s insurance. They will tell you need to sign some paperwork in order for them to go to work for you.
However, what they are not telling you is that you are not hiring a contractor or an adjuster to work on your behalf. In fact, you are hiring an attorney that will be representing you as the plaintiff in a law suit in which you will be suing your insurance company. So whatever you do don’t sign on that dotted line!
The Cost of the Scheme to Homeowners
Strems, who according to the complaint filed with the Florida Bar, was “the head of a vast campaign of unprofessional, unethical and fraudulent conduct that now infects courts in communities across the state”, has been temporarily suspended from practicing law. Based on the litany of complaints and fraud that he perpetrated it is unlikely he will ever practice law again.
While Strems is unable to practice law, attorneys like Strems are just like cockroaches, once you get rid of one, hundreds of others pop up in their place. So homeowners, if someone comes knocking at your door, BEWARE! Most reputable service providers are not going to come knocking at your offering something too good to be true.