Progressive Insurance under investigation for spying in church
It takes a lot for Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine — who is normally considered to be in the pocket of the insurance industry — to launch an apparently aggressive investigation of a major insurance company. Now, however, even Oxendine has ordered a market conduct examination into recent allegations of invasion of privacy, fraud and other misdeeds by Progressive Insurance Co. for allegedly sending private investigators into a church confessional to spy on a couple who had filed suit against the company. Two private detectives for Progressive allegedly posed as a married couple wanting to join the church. They talked their way into a private confessional at a member’s home and recorded potentially embarrassing details from several people there. Progressive says it’s sorry. More likely the company is sorry it got caught.
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