COLUMBUS, Ga., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It has been reported that Aflac's name is being used in a fraudulent financial scam. This scam involves checks bearing the Aflac name and brand, leading consumers to believe they have won a sweepstakes. It instructs recipients to cash the check and wire funds to offset international taxes prior to collecting further winnings.
We urge consumers to disregard any letter or check that suggests a promotional reward bearing the Aflac name — the letter and the check are bogus, and the check will not be honored by any financial institution. Aflac would never require policyholders to wire funds prior to obtaining legitimate claims payments.
Aflac has been in contact with the FBI, the United States Secret Service and the Better Business Bureau regarding this scam.
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For more than 55 years, Aflac insurance policies have helped provide a safety net and given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance. In Japan, Aflac is the number one life insurance company in terms of individual policies in force. Aflac insurance provides protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For six consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2012, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For for the 14th consecutive year. Also, Fortune magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 11th time in 2012. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com or aflacenespanol.com.
Analyst and Investor Contact:
Robin Y. Wilkey
Jon A. Sullivan
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