Tuesday, July 7, 2015

AllState uses Sandy-destroyed house in ad, but won't pay couple's claim

A Staten Island couple isn't super thrilled with a new AllState ad that thanks the company's employees for putting customers first during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

AllState uses Sandy-destroyed house in ad, but won't pay couple's claim

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A Staten Island couple isn't super thrilled with a new AllState ad that thanks the company's employees for putting customers first during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. That's because the home of Shelia and Dominic Traina is featured in the ad even though AllState is refusing to pay their full claim. Instead, the Trainas say that AllState offered them $10,000, suggesting that their house was destroyed by water, not wind. A neighbor reportedly witnessed the demise of the house and says it was knocked down by Sandy's wind.

As the Traina's story went viral, AllState issued a statement clarifying for everyone that its commercial was filmed in compliance with all advertising laws. Because that's the point, right? [Business Insider]

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