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car theft(!), recovery(?), and purchase(??!?)

About a week ago, I woke up to discover that my car had been stolen overnight. Can you help me figure out my next steps for dealing with insurance in both scenarios ('recovered' or 'not recovered') and possibly buying another car? [more inside]
posted by amnesia and magnets on Jul 25, 2016 - 8 answers

How is this healthcare billing scam being run?

For a month now I have been involved in a Kafkaesque nightmare with a local hospital billing department. I am convinced that they have a thief in their employ but I cannot figure out how to convince them of this or to positively make my case. [more inside]
posted by Bringer Tom on Aug 9, 2015 - 22 answers

tehloki and the angry inch

Somebody has decided to remove most of my door handle in an attempt to get into my car, or in a fit of rage, or something. Will getting it repaired through my insurance make my rates go up? Should I try and fix it myself? [more inside]
posted by tehloki on Sep 18, 2012 - 34 answers

Car Broken Into: Worth Calling the Cops?

My car was broken into, but nothing of value was stolen. Any benefit in calling the police? Or should I just fix the window and move on? [more inside]
posted by SpiffyRob on Jul 16, 2011 - 12 answers

How to respond to precription theft?

Stolen prescription meds (I assume). Drugstore manager is unconcerned, or he's in on it. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 29, 2010 - 14 answers

It's a funny, dirty little job!

Do insurance investigators like Rene Russo/Faye Dunaway in The Thomas Crown Affair or Timothy Hutton on the Leverage show really exist in real life? I'm talking about people investigating high end theft as opposed to investigators working on medical fraud or arson. In the news, you really only see insurance investigators dealing with these smaller cases, with the police and FBI (and Interpol, I guess) working on big heists.
posted by bluefly on Jul 13, 2010 - 8 answers

What to expect from insurance claim?

What to expect during insurance claim? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Jun 22, 2010 - 2 answers


My car was stolen. What else should I be doing that I haven't done yet? [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Feb 6, 2010 - 17 answers

Insurance is good and I'd like to keep it.

Is filing too many claims always a death knell for your insurance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2009 - 6 answers

Seems like a good idea?

Is LoJack really worth it? [more inside]
posted by 6:1 on Sep 3, 2008 - 19 answers

Why is the dryer half as full as when I started it?

Sometime during the last hour or so, half of my clothes have disappeared from my building's communal laundry facilities. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by ArgentCorvid on Aug 7, 2007 - 13 answers

My Car is a Sitting Duck: How can I stop thieves from taking it?

My apartment was broken into last week and the thieves stole my car keys (among other things). Curiously, they didn't steal my car out of the driveway on their way out, but I'm worried they might come back. I've got the Club protecting the car as best it can for now, but what else do I have to worry about? [more inside]
posted by BloodyWallet on Jul 24, 2006 - 17 answers

Work + Theft + Insurance = ?

An associate, while returning from a work site after 5 p.m. and was on a personal errand, had his car broken into and along with personal items, his work laptop was stolen. His homeowner's insurance covered his personal items, but obviously would not cover his work owned laptop. His employer, on the other hand, is demanding that he pay for the cost of the laptop (a 3 year old Dell bought for approximately $700, which they consider to be worth $590). He works for a fairly large non-profit located in Maryland. The laptop was purchased with a technical grant, which I expect would have demanded insurance. And he doesn't believe that he signed anything that would have made him liable. What are his rights?
posted by Heatwole on Mar 18, 2005 - 18 answers

Help me salvage this situation...

My car was broken into two nights ago, while we ate dinner at a restaurant. There is extensive damage, and I only have liability insurance on my car. Is there any way I can get compensation? [more inside]
posted by knave on Jan 3, 2005 - 15 answers

Music insurance in the UK?

[UK Music Insurance] I always felt that my record collection was too personal/horrible/crap for anyone to bother stealing it, but a friend of mine who lives just round the corner has had most of his collection pilfered so now I'm not so sure. While my collection doesn't include many items that are in themselves valuable, just the number of CD's and records would make them very expensive to replace. Any ideas on what insurance options are available? [more inside]
posted by dodgygeezer on Dec 17, 2004 - 3 answers

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