The Louisiana Automobile Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority (LATIFPA) is a state board governed by an 11-member Board of Directors, established within the Louisiana Department of Insurance pursuant to La. R.S. 22:2132, et seq. The purpose of LATIFPA is to combat motor vehicle theft, insurance fraud and other criminal acts.
There are two kinds of fraud – ‘hard’ and ‘soft.’ Hard fraud is a dedicated criminal effort to defraud insurance companies by staging accidents, committing crimes such as arson, or otherwise planning to intentionally commit a crime. While it is definitely out there, this kind of fraud is surprisingly rare when you compare it to ‘soft’ fraud, such as claiming a little more damage on an accident report. Many Louisiana residents aren’t aware that insurance fraud – especially soft fraud – is a crime. Many more think it is “victimless.” No matter what you might think, insurance fraud in all its forms hurts Louisiana as a whole.
2016 LATIFPA Conference
Our 2016 Conference on Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud is an opportunity to craft new ideas in an effort to wipe out costly crimes. The conference will be held Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge Hotel. Registration opens August 1.
"Protect My Ride: Louisiana" Video Contest
The LATIFPA Board named students at Catholic High School winners of the 2016 "Protect My Ride: Louisiana" video contest. The contest invited Louisiana high schools and youth organizations to produce a short video on preventing auto theft. The spot will be shown before feature films in local theaters. Click here to see the winner and finalists.