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What a con! Free windshield replacements in Florida parking lots! And it is costing insurance companies millions of dollars, which then trickle down as higher rates for the consumer.


  1. How does the corruption occur? Describe the entire process.
  2. Who do these harvesters target?
  3. Why do they offer free gifts?
  4. What is the “Fix the Cracks” initiative in Florida?
  5. What are “one-way attorney’s fees”?


Tan, E. (2023). How Florida’s ‘unscrupulous’ auto glass shops fuel an insurance crisis. The Washington Post, Nov. 12 (Retrievable online at