‘Tis the season to be jolly, but beware, it’s also the season to be cheated. Unfortunately fraud scams seem to increase during the holidays, probably due to the benevolent spirit of most individuals.
By nature I am a positive person and I try to think the best of people. But working with the Anti-Fraud Unit has shown me that not everyone tries to do the right thing. There are plenty of people who will steal, connive and cheat their way to easy prosperity.
I don’t often quote James Garfield, but I’m reminded about a story he told of running for president. During the campaign for the White House he agonized over the thought, “how am I going to get there?” After being elected he started asking himself a different question: “How did all of these other people get here?”
I’ve started asking a similar question and wonder how people get conditioned to where it becomes almost routine for them to commit fraud. The most logical answer to that question is greed.
Too bad they didn’t consider the consequences before they decided to defraud someone else.
I look forward to providing Oklahoma consumers with an insurance fraud blog that can help them in their daily lives. Thanks for visiting, and come back often!
– Randy Brogdon, Deputy Commissioner of Fraud and Consumer Affairs