Sent: Friday, February 26, 1999 8:59 PM
Subject: Farmer's Insurance
I'm not sure if I'm with Farmer's or Farmer's Direct. But there seems to be a
big scam in the insurance industry now that the government is so snuggled in
bed with them and has passed laws forcing auto insurance (at any cost).
There's the larger scam of "incompetence" with billing errors that are forcing
many insured drivers into being without insurance for 30 days. In some
states, as in California, Oregon, etc. this automatically puts you in the
"high risk" category. In my case, instead of a $500 to $600 annual premium,
you''re premium will be close to $3,000. Then the insurance industry will
keep you in "high risk" for 3 years. This is one profitable scam!
I seem to be getting pushed in this same scam by Farmer's now. I paid my full
6-month premium, then continued receiving monthly statements. Eventually I
was told that the premium would be higher because I had a speeding ticket a
couple years ago. I requested the amount I owed, but to this day (over 5
months now) have been stalled by Farmer's. I received a notice of
cancellation, then spoke directly with Farmer's (instead of the agent) and was
promised this situation would be straightened out. I just got another
statement and have no idea what in the hell is going on with those miscreants.