As one former president might say, it takes a lot of brass to try and scam an insurance company by staging an accident. It takes even more to attempt the scam – and not even put much effort into it.

One motorist was lucky to have his dashcam rolling when a pedestrian started running directly for his hood along a busy street in Taiwan. As the video evidence shows, the car brakes and stops approximately 30 feet before any contact is made with the ill-intended jogger.

The female jogger continues toward the vehicle, slows down, and then lunges at the car with a right forearm and sprawls herself across the hood.

The man driving the vehicle doesn't waste any time in exiting his car and letting the would-be scammer know that his dashcam had caught the entire half-hearted incident.
We aren't sure what the punishment is for insurance fraud in Taiwan, but in the U.S. it is a felony that can get a person 20 years or more from a judge.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      We were hit with a $500 insurance increase for my wife's Honda. Both of us have a perfect driving record with no claims ever. Shocked by this increase I went online to get some quotes for her car. The two sites I first visited were actually more expensive than our new rate, but then I found ( http://tinyurl.com/BestInsuranceQuotes ) I got a quote within minutes and ended up saving over $300 on our car insurance!
      hf2hvit
      • 2 Years Ago
      WATERBOARD HER IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST!
      laddagokid
      • 2 Years Ago
      I live in central Fl.I have a windshield car cam.Any time I am in my vehicle it's on.To many drivers run red lights and stop sign.
      Antonio Williams
      • 2 Years Ago
      That was a man (girl wanna be)
      uglied
      • 2 Years Ago
      Must have trial lawers over there also.
      cindyde
      • 2 Years Ago
      that guy's face is irksome
      jeffdebfla
      • 2 Years Ago
      I just bought this cam and a 32gb chip for under $65 TOTAL, 2 weeks ago. http://www.ebay.com/itm/251135716500?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
      aljoramaggio
      • 2 Years Ago
      Guess that there's always someone, somewhere, looking to work the angles. Scam artists have hurt so many pepole, and companies, with fake injuries, lawsuits, and so on. Glad to see one got caught.
      saturnhug
      • 2 Years Ago
      guess I need a cam on my dash an in the back window
      dickn2000b
      • 2 Years Ago
      I had this tried on me once. The guy was running towards my car in downtown Miami. I was traveling at about 25 mph. When he was about 10-15 feet away I jammed on my breaks. He dove for the hood of my car...missed by a mile and landed, head first on the street. I simply pulled around him and continued on my way.
      Hey JOE!
      • 2 Years Ago
      number 1, this is not a woman, number 2, its a young kid being stupid,number 3, what does he know about $$ that he needs $$ to fake an insurance claim. This is my cousin, he who just into a fight with his parents and he was upset so he ran outside and he said he was gonna kill himself, so while his parents are watching, he faked that he got hit by a car to make them scared. This story is all BS just to get people to read garbage.
      HAT1701D
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hmmm...way back in 2010 no less....Old news.
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