How do I report auto insurance fraud in California?

I saw someone posted on social media about having a fake car insurance card. They live in my area and I'm wondering how I can report them. I know this is super illegal, so I don't really think it's fair that they're getting away with it.

Answer
You are correct. Carrying a fake car insurance ID card is considered fraud in any state, including California.
If you would like to report this to the state, you can do so through a Consumer Insurance Fraud Reporting Form or by calling the Consumer Fraud Hotline at 1-800-927- 4357.
All reported complaints are sent to the Fraud Division of California’s Department of Insurance. Provide as much detail as possible when submitting your claim, including pictures or proof of the fake ID card, if possible.
If you know the person well enough, consider speaking with them before reporting them to the Department of Insurance. If they need help finding insurance, suggest they request insurance quotes online or use the Jerry app.
This app can collect quotes from up to 50 top insurance companies in seconds without the hassle shopping for insurance in the traditional sense.
Emily Maracle
Answered on Oct 25, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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