PCTG Consumer Complaint Report Record ID#: 1494603734


Date of Report Submission: 5/12/2017
Submitters IP Address: 108.16.81.64

Complaint Comments:
DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE, Our customer called GEICO Insurance Co. to report his claim and was told to go to the local Geico shop for his estimate and the repairs. Our customer explained that he was a customer of Crawford's Auto Center, Inc and had repairs performed at Crawford's in the past. His intentions were to go to Crawford's. The Geico claims rep explained that you can have your car repaired where ever you choose however independent shops will not guarantee their repairs and their paint will not match. If you use a Geico shop we will guarantee the repairs and our paint will match. Our customer scheduled his vehicle with us explained the way the Geico claim rep attempted to steer him into one of the Geico shops. This is a clear violation of Pa Sate Law and Consumer Protection Laws - Steering is illegal in Pa and coercing an insured into a Geico repair using tactics they mislead consumers is a violation of state law. Please investigate the behavior and conduct of GEICO Insurance claim representatives and enforce the necessary violations against the insurance company.

Itemized Complaints
Violation of Act 367 Title 63, Ch. 22B:Yes
Violation of Regulation PA Code Title 31, Ch. 62:Yes
Violation of Unfair Ins. Practices Act Title 40, Ch. 4 :Yes
Illegal Steering/Directing:Yes
Unprofessional Behavior:Yes

Consumers Information
Name:**removed for privacy**
Address:**removed for privacy**
City:DOWNINGTOWNState:PAZip:19335
Daytime Phone:**removed for privacy**Evening Phone:**removed for privacy**

Repair Facility Information
Repair Facility:CRAWFORD'S AUTO CENTER, INC.
State Appraiser License:276003
Shop Representative:STEPHEN BEHRNDT
Address:302 W UWCHLAN AVE
City:DOWNINGTOWNState:PAZip:19335
Phone:610-269-1610

Insurance Information
Insurance Company:GEICO
Claim Number:0102064550101235-01
Insurance Company Representative:CLAIM REPRESENTATIVEDate of loss:4/2/2017
Appraiser License Number:INSIDE CLAIM REP
Insurance Company Phone:610-349-6858

Legislator Information
Consumer Legislative Representative:Lewis, Harry (R) District 74Consumer Senator:Dinniman, Andrew E. (D) District 19
Repair Facility Legislative Representative:Lewis, Harry (R) District 74Repair Facility Senator:Dinniman, Andrew E. (D) District 19

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PCTG Consumer Complaint Report Record ID#: 1494603734


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