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I filed a complaint with Washington State with lots of evidence of fraud. The main evidence sent over was the Greg Birch Whistleblower 34 minute interview

Jessica tells me that they will close this particular case after consulting her boss.  Greg laid out the case as lead fraud that hypothetically should lead to churning and elder abuse. Jessica thanked me for bringing this evidence to her attention, and her department will keep an eye on this issue.

Jessica suggested that it would be a Department of Labor investigation, or a class-action lawsuit, or even that the home state of the Lead Seller / Agent Recruiter should do the investigation.

The current statutes of her state don't allow investigations to look into this matter unless they have a particular in-state client name and details who has specific evidence of churning or elder abuse. In essence, I would have to bring the name and details of one client who bought a high-priced policy and then later replaced it with a different policy from within the same IMO. The client does not necessarily have to file the complaint. I could do for him or her. Apparently, what, I thought, was evidence was just the outline of the technique of defrauding others, but was not specific evidence.

Jessica tells me that there are current investigations of Mortgage Protection lead fraud, in which the prospect is mailed something that gives the impression that the state is mandating or encouraging the client to buy mortgage protection life insurance.

After listening to the Greg Birch Whistleblower Interview. Greg is describing how the new agent becomes the victim. Apparently, Washington State investigative powers are not there to protect the agent. 

Moving forward, I will be encouraging agents to find me at real live clients who were victimized, so I can bring this evidence to the state.

Below is the investigator's contact information

Jessica Bullington, MCM
Fraud Analyst

Regulatory Investigations Unit

Legal Affairs Division

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner 

Phone: 360.725.7259
Jessica.Bullington (at) oic.wa.gov

 

 

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Conversation with investigator Eric from Minnesota. The complaint was filed by me after Robert Taylor of MN tells me that he filed a complaint. Mr. Taylor of MN tells me that he spent $9,000 in leads and did not make one sale. Afterwards, I filed my complaint to MN with additional information, including the Greg Birch whistleblower interview. 

Eric listened to Greg Birch and received the Robert Taylor complaint. I don't know if MN will do the pro-active investigation, which would mean that MN requests the list of new agents for the IMO and the list of their sales, for their preferred carrier. It would be a fairly simple investigation to track what happened to these sales. End game is churning and elder abuse.

Eric Lohman
Investigator

651-539-1649

mn.gov/commerce  eric.lohman (at) state.mn.us

Minnesota Department of Commerce

85 7th Place East, Suite 280 | Saint Paul, MN 55101

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On Fri, May 27, 2022 at 2:44 PM Guido-Hernandez, Maria <Maria.Guido-Hernandez@myfloridacfo.com> wrote:

Good afternoon,

 Please provide the Department a concrete proof like victim’s affidavits, any type of documentation that support your allegations against IMO Agencies and owners.

 Your assistance is critical in this ongoing investigation and we anticipate your prompt response within the next 10 working days.

 Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Best Regards,

Maria Guido-Hernandez

 

Special Investigator,

Division of Insurance Agent & Agency Services

Representing Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis

Florida Department of Financial Services

1400 West Commercial Blvd., Suite 135, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Phone: (954) 958-5531

Email: Maria.Guido-Hernandez (at) myfloridaCFO.com

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The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) is responsible for investigating alleged fraud in Texas. We rely on reports from the public to help in these investigations. If you suspect that an individual or business is committing insurance fraud, please immediately contact your local Texas Department of Insurance fraud investigator. You can also contact the Texas Department of Insurance Fraud Hotline at 1-800-252-3439 or you can report suspected fraud online at http://www.tdi.texas.gov/fraud/hotline/default.asp .

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