with the importance of deterring vehicle insurance fraud,
this Web Site provides information and insights about Vehicle
Pre-Insurance Inspection in general, and active programs
in a number of states. Arguably photo inspection is one of
the most effective deterrents to vehicle insurance fraud,
one of the nation’s most costly property crimes.
its introduction in the late 1970's to the present, Vehicle
Pre-Insurance Inspection, often referred to as “Photo
Inspection,” has provided an effective deterrent to
those attempting to defraud an insurance carrier.
in this section are informative materials and visual “tools” to
bring the serious problem of vehicle insurance fraud — and
the value of effective deterrents such as Photo Inspection — into
a sharp focus.
the implementation of the first mandatory vehicle inspection
law in the U.S. in the late 1970's — New York’s “Regulation
79” — vehicle-related crime has represented about
half of the $15 billion in reported property crimes in the
Without the pre-insurance vehicle inspection programs that
are currently in force in a number of states, the profits reaped
each year by criminals for fraudulent claims would be significantly
higher, along with the cost of vehicle insurance for the motoring
This section presents important and revealing statistics that
will be continuously updated to graphically present the nature,
scope and significance of specific problems related to vehicle
Tools & Resources
may be no better way to appreciate the scope and complexity
of the vehicle insurance fraud problem and the deterrent
provided by photo inspection, a proven deterrent – than
to take a number of interesting media journeys including
video documentaries and hands-on slide shows that deal with
the on-going battle against vehicle insurance fraud. This
is an arena in which criminals reap illicit profits each
year representing billions of dollars.
Contained in this section are a number of helpful audio-visual
modules, along with other informative aids including a comprehensive
glossary of terms related to vehicle insurance fraud.
Publications & Press
in this section are materials related to relevant “media” press
releases and publications that provide the user with useful
information about vehicle-related insurance fraud.
in late 1977, CARCO Group Inc., has led the way in developing
effective, innovative and reliable vehicle pre-insurance
inspection technologies and powerful database capabilities.
CARCO’s technology resources and huge inspection database
have been designed to meet the needs of the insurance industry
and to provide law enforcement agencies and insurance industry
Special Investigative Units with unique tracking and investigative
mailing address, phone numbers, and contact & email information.