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Warning: Harvey Damaged Vehicles Could Be Headed To Arizona Phoenix, AZ, (August 31st, 2017) – Flood-damaged cars, such as those to be deemed totaled by insurance adjusters in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey often end up back on the market all across the country. The Arizona Insurance Institute ( A I I ) wants consumers to...

Arizona experiences windstorms that are oftentimes severe. And while finding your home damaged and personal possessions ruined is devastating, things can get even worse. Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous “professionals” who prey on victims. Roofers or Builders 1. Don’t be rushed into signing a contract with any company. Instead, collect business cards and get written estimates for the...

News Release For More Information Contact: Ann Armstrong Arizona Automobile Theft Authority Phone: 602 364-2892 ann.armstrong@aata.az.gov   The Arizona Auto Theft Authority and NHTSA Reminds the Public to Secure Your Car During July’s National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month In 2015, nearly a quarter of a million vehicles were stolen in the United States. Vehicle theft is a billion-dollar crime,...

Guest post by Captain Frederick W. Zumbo (Ret.), Executive Director Arizona Auto Theft Authority (AATA)   Our society is enamored with driving and our individual freedom is often connected with the ability to jump in our car and drive to wherever we would like. The criminal element is aware of this and takes advantage of people distracted...

The Arizona Automobile Theft Authority (AATA) is dedicated to reducing vehicle theft in Arizona. One of our many partners in this fight is the Town of Marana and recently, AATA Executive Director, Fred Zumbo attended the annual State of the Town event which coincided with the 40th year celebration of incorporation.  Director Zumbo took this...

As we commemorate Auto Theft Awareness Month this March we are taking a look at motor vehicle theft trends across the United States and throughout Arizona. Every 45 seconds, a motor vehicle is stolen in the United States. In 2015, there were an estimated 707,758 motor vehicle thefts across the nation according the FBI’s Uniform...

Accidents related to distracted driving have steadily increased over the years. Severity of accidents have been getting worse costing society more money each year. This informative video from the University of Kansas explains how texting alone contributes to this danger.   ...

Did you know insurance fraud (crimes such as staged accidents, false auto glass repair claims, false medical claims, and auto theft to name a few) costs U.S. taxpayers $80 - $100 Billion annually? In Arizona, insurance fraud alone is adding approximately $180 to each citizens insurance premiums annually. Time spent solving insurance crimes and recovering property costs...

Do you ever wonder why insurance is so important? Where did the idea of insurance come from? Growth and Role of Property/Casualty Insurance Sharing, or pooling, of risk is the central concept of the business of insurance. The idea has the beauty of simplicity combined with practicality. If risks—chances of loss—can be divided among many members of a group,...

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released their latest report on insured tailgate thefts (claims reported on vehicles with current insurance against theft). The report shows an overall decrease in the number of tailgate thefts across the nation during the calendar years 2014 and 2015 but the occurrence of these thefts still remain an...