Good post at California Personal Injury Blog, regarding a widely reported story that surfaced last week. Progressive Insurance Company hired a private investigator to follow a couple who made a claim against their own Uninsured Motorist policy. The investigator joined the couple’s church and a prayer group where the members discussed intimate details of their personal life. The investigator was looking for dirt to use against the couple in the court case against their insurer (who was refusing to pay fair value on their claim).
This is a case of an insurance company out of control. Things like this should make consumers think twice when they are looking for an insurance company. Haven’t heard a story about spying this intense since the cold war ended.