September 28, 2005
News Release

Kemper Insurance Reports Internet Scam


LONG GROVE, ILL. – September 28, 2005 – Kemper today announced that it has reported an apparent internet “phishing” scam to the Federal Trade Commission, the FBI’s Internet Fraud Complaint Center, and the non-profit Internet Fraud Information Center.

The perpetrators have added the letter “s” to Kemper in the Kemper Insurance Companies’ website to create what purports to be their own website, At times, this site has consisted of many of the pages of what is at the actual (no “s”) site. However, the contact information (email and fax number) on the fraudulent site has been changed, so that insureds and job applicants are asked to send their personal policy and other information to the perpetrators, and job and loan applicants maybe further required to provide financial information.

Kemper does not know of any individuals or insureds who may have fallen for the scam. If you are a victim, Kemper encourages you to contact your local authorities and the three agencies to which Kemper has reported the scam. The Kempers Insurance website improperly uses Kemper’s name and property and is not affiliated with nor authorized by the Kemper Insurance Companies


    Eric Epperson
    Kemper Insurance Companies