Jacksonville News Highlights Windshield Scam
WJXT in Jacksonville (News4Jax) recently highlighted how the windshield replacement scam is affecting Duval County residents. The news report advised viewers to be on the lookout for door-to-door solicitors who approach residents asking for their auto insurance information and trying to get them to file claims. News4Jax called this what it is— a scam. They have posted information on their Facebook page warning residents of the scam.
According to News4Jax, the individuals approaching consumers are looking for cracks they say would have been caused by construction on Jacksonville’s I-295 and are pressuring consumers for their insurance information. News4Jax points out that the scammers often file claims for unnecessary windshield replacements and sometimes even use consumers’ information to file additional claims or to allege that additional costly repairs were needed. The news story emphasized the consumers with damaged windshields should contact their insurance companies, which typically will be able to direct them to approved vendors.