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What is SOAT? 


SOAT, or Seguro Obligatorio de Accidentes de Tránsito, is Compulsory Traffic Accident Insurance in Colombia. It is a mandatory insurance policy required for all vehicles operating in the country. 


SOAT provides coverage for medical expenses and other costs related to injuries or deaths resulting from traffic accidents, regardless of who is at fault.
 

Rising SOAT Insurance Scams


Fraudsters are increasingly employing deceptive tactics to mislead unsuspecting individuals into purchasing fake SOAT policies. These tactics include:

  • Fake websites
  • Social media ads 
  • Text messages
  • Emails

They often lure people by offering unrealistic discounts of up to 50% and requesting payments through reputable banks or QR codes. It is important to understand that authentic SOAT policies are never sold through these channels.

 

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Stay Protected with this Guide

  • Ensure that websites or ads offering SOAT policies are legitimate and from authorized insurers.
  • Be cautious of overly generous discounts, as genuine insurers do not offer significant discounts outside of official promotions.
  • Only purchase SOAT policies through authorized avenues or trusted insurance advisors to avoid fraudulent transactions.
  • Avoid sharing confidential information like codes or passwords on social media platforms unless you are certain about the authenticity of the recipient and website.
  • Report any suspected SOAT fraud incidents promptly to the relevant authorities to protect yourself and others from being prey to scams.

How Truecaller Steps In to Help:

 

Truecaller can be a valuable tool in combating similar scams and fraud:

Picture 12Community Reports: Truecaller depends on a community of users to report spam and fraudulent numbers. This helps you gauge the legitimacy of incoming calls, allowing you to decide whether to answer them or not.

Picture 14Number Lookup: Truecaller enables users to manually search phone numbers to check for connections to scams or fraud. Always verify suspicious numbers on Truecaller before taking any action.

Picture 4SMS Filtering: Truecaller not only filters and blocks spam calls but also safeguards users from fraudulent text messages. With scammers employing various tactics to trap innocent individuals, Truecaller empowers users to end communication attempts from scammers.

 

To Wrap Things Up


SOAT fraud poses a serious threat to individuals seeking mandatory traffic accident insurance. By staying vigilant and following the precautions outlined above, you can reduce the risk of becoming a target of fraudulent schemes. Together, we can combat SOAT fraud and create a safer environment for all.

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On 5/31/2024 at 4:35 PM, Priyanka Sharma said:

What is SOAT? 


SOAT, or Seguro Obligatorio de Accidentes de Tránsito, is Compulsory Traffic Accident Insurance in Colombia. It is a mandatory insurance policy required for all vehicles operating in the country. 


SOAT provides coverage for medical expenses and other costs related to injuries or deaths resulting from traffic accidents, regardless of who is at fault.
 

Rising SOAT Insurance Scams


Fraudsters are increasingly employing deceptive tactics to mislead unsuspecting individuals into purchasing fake SOAT policies. These tactics include:

  • Fake websites
  • Social media ads 
  • Text messages
  • Emails

They often lure people by offering unrealistic discounts of up to 50% and requesting payments through reputable banks or QR codes. It is important to understand that authentic SOAT policies are never sold through these channels.

 

AD_4nXcpdQDzHdTnxWN-ehfQaGMlSQLq19e-AJUKLxwffK5YuXpTpwp-wwJh-VseJybbYW7OxUe13pbY7zCLBvWswtuUdYchpCG3Psmu83FT96T69PIMbTmhP_lzz5q3SNKCThf0VsJioFO9KSvjGMT2k9kbnVw?key=cFhD_W2xRNxHN3D6ZaO8fw

 

Stay Protected with this Guide

  • Ensure that websites or ads offering SOAT policies are legitimate and from authorized insurers.
  • Be cautious of overly generous discounts, as genuine insurers do not offer significant discounts outside of official promotions.
  • Only purchase SOAT policies through authorized avenues or trusted insurance advisors to avoid fraudulent transactions.
  • Avoid sharing confidential information like codes or passwords on social media platforms unless you are certain about the authenticity of the recipient and website.
  • Report any suspected SOAT fraud incidents promptly to the relevant authorities to protect yourself and others from being prey to scams.

How Truecaller Steps In to Help:

 

Truecaller can be a valuable tool in combating similar scams and fraud:

Picture 12Community Reports: Truecaller depends on a community of users to report spam and fraudulent numbers. This helps you gauge the legitimacy of incoming calls, allowing you to decide whether to answer them or not.

Picture 14Number Lookup: Truecaller enables users to manually search phone numbers to check for connections to scams or fraud. Always verify suspicious numbers on Truecaller before taking any action.

Picture 4SMS Filtering: Truecaller not only filters and blocks spam calls but also safeguards users from fraudulent text messages. With scammers employing various tactics to trap innocent individuals, Truecaller empowers users to end communication attempts from scammers.

 

To Wrap Things Up


SOAT fraud poses a serious threat to individuals seeking mandatory traffic accident insurance. By staying vigilant and following the precautions outlined above, you can reduce the risk of becoming a target of fraudulent schemes. Together, we can combat SOAT fraud and create a safer environment for all.

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