In response to Florida's ongoing fraud epidemic, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis launched Fraud Free Florida, an anti-fraud initiative and website aimed at better coordinating collective investigative efforts and to protect Florida’s large population from fraud and scams. The initiative brings together statewide law enforcement officials, local state attorneys, private sector stakeholders, and members of CFO Patronis’ fraud investigative teams. Its goal is to help Florida stay ahead of new scams and take on rampant fraud already taking place including property insurance fraud, workers’ compensation fraud, public assistance fraud, identity theft, investment fraud, and cybersecurity issues. FraudFreeFlorida.com serves as a one-stop-shop for reporting fraud and learning about ways to protect yourself from scams.
$25,000 Florida Fraud Fighter Reward Program
The anti-fraud reward program was established in October 1999 to encourage and reward qualified individuals who report information on suspected insurance fraud that leads to an arrest and conviction. Our fraud detectives need your information on suspected fraud in your area and if your tip leads to the arrest and conviction of a fraudster, you could be eligible for up to $25,000 in rewards. If you suspect fraud taking place in your community, contact our Insurance Fraud Hotline at 1-800-378-0445 and you could receive a substantial Florida Fraud Fighter reward. If you or a loved one believes they have fallen victim to insurance fraud, report it online immediately at FraudFreeFlorida.com.