Auto insurance leads contain personal information about customers that agents need to help consumers obtain the best policy. All too often, however, this kind of personal data can be stolen by identity thieves following an automobile accident.
To help motorists and insurance customers understand what information they should and should not share, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners has released a new mobile application.
The app, known as "WreckCheck," contains tips on the type of personal information they should reveal with someone who they may have hit after an auto accident, such as their names, vehicle insurance information and the phone numbers of their insurance provider.
"The last thing you're probably thinking about following a car accident is protecting your privacy," said Kevin McCarty, NAIC president. "Understanding what information to share, and with whom, will help keep you safe after an accident and decrease some of the challenges of filing a claim later on."
A recent poll performed by NAIC indicated that many individuals are not familiar with the things they need to do following an accident, such as whether police should be called. Furthermore, nearly 40 percent incorrectly assumed that they should share driver's license information.