- Throw your self into harm's way to earn cash and respect.
- — Insurance Fraud introduction in Saints Row 2
The goal of Insurance Fraud is to commit the most damage to yourself by prat-falling into oncoming vehicles and earning the specified amount of money for that level.
In Saints Row there are three Insurance Fraud locations: one for each gang. They each start out with a brief cutscene that involves The Protagonist and another person who explains what to do and convinces The Protagonist to commit to the activity. Each location consists of 8 levels that become progressively challenging as The Protagonist is required to earn more money each time they complete a level. The Protagonist only becomes invincible to fall damage and vehicle damage during this mission if they first take a pratfall. Unintentional collisions do not yield rewards.
Several conditions affect the score of any one fall, witnesses, distance, amount of cars hit and whether or not those witnesses/cars are government-owned. Any of these factors grants a bonus or multiplier to the score.
Bonuses are earned for getting hit by civil vehicles (Ambulance, Five-O, etc), by getting more air time, for getting launched further and for special circumstances such as being ejected from a vehicle or being witnessed by pedestrians or authorities. This allows for big bonuses and high fall scores as each bonus is multiplicative.
The easiest ways to earn money during Insurance Fraud in Saints Row is to play near or on the highway, to be ejected from a Five-O, to be ejected from a vehicle by colliding with a Five-O or Ambulance, or to be hit with the El Train.
- Dr. Raymond Gonzales: "Nice to meet you, I'm Doctor Raymond Gonzales."Gonzales shakes The Protagonist's hand, and both sit downDr. Raymond Gonzales: "I do a lot of consulting for this law firm, and my testimony in court has cost insurance companies millions. Here's the way it works: you throw yourself in harms way, I write a totally accurate insurance claim and we all walk away a hell of a lot richer. Almost sounds too good to be true right?"
- — Dr. Raymond Gonzales in Doctor's Orders cutscene.
- Legal Lee: "How many times do I have to explain it to you Miss Jackson, do not walk around without wearing your neck brace. If someone catches you it could severely hurt our chances in court. Just remember: the whiplash has caused excruciating, chronic pain. You got that? Good. Have a good night Miss Jackson."Legal Lee hangs up the phone and faces The Protagonist.Legal Lee: "What can I do for you young man? Are you looking to put together a case? Before we can file a claim we need to find something wrong with you...you seem like an enterprising guy...I'm sure you can come up with something."
Westside Rollerz (Chinatown)
- Seth motions towards the degree he has framed on his wall.Seth: "Pretty nice huh? I was working on that bad boy for 5 months."Seth takes a seat across from The Protagonist.Seth: "So, what can I do for ya? Were you in a car accident? Walking accident? Coffee accident? Self-inflicted stab wound accident? Your injuries are worth money to both of us. Babe, you stick with me and you're gonna be the richest sonofabitch in the ghetto. Nice tie isn't it?"
- — Seth in Legal Action cutscene.
- Safety First - Reduced car collision damage - Los Carnales Insurance Fraud.
- Safety First - Reduced bullet damage - Vice Kings Insurance Fraud.
- Safety First - Reduced explosion damage - Westside Rollerz Insurance Fraud.
- Holistic - Health regeneration triggers faster - All Insurance Fraud
Saints Row 2Edit
The Protagonist is invulnerable to kinetic damage such as falling or being hit by a car. When running or jumping, pressing the Throw button throws The Protagonist in that direction. In addition to this, vehicles can be crashed into other vehicles or objects, creating an 'Ejection Bonus'. When the activity is activated, some of the cars on the road drive violently and at higher speeds without stopping for anything. This gives more opportunities to step in front of the moving vehicle and fall to get a higher score.
There is an "Adrenaline Meter" which slowly fills up. Once the max is reached and the meter is activated, The Protagonist flies higher and travel further, and there is more control, allowing hitting more vehicles in sequence, which grants more and more bonus multipliers and money.
The movement control is used to alter The Protagonist's trajectory.
To timer is not started until reaching a particular district of Stilwater, but leaving the district is permitted. Upon reaching the destination a marker appears on the map indicating the Adrenaline Zone, staying in this small area allows the adrenaline meter to fill up more quickly than usual.
The Protagonist remains vulnerable to bullets, explosions and fire, as well as rendering them unable to utilize a weapon, meaning that getting notoriety with the police or a gang can effectively ruin a round of Insurance Fraud.
An unnamed female doctor hires you to fake injuries so that she can set a record for most injuries treated.
An unnamed male doctor informs you that Dr. Gonzales has been arrested and thrown in jail. However, this new doctor wants to resume the arrangement The Protagonist had with Dr. Gonzales.
- Level 1: $50,000
- Level 2: $100,000
- Level 3: $200,000
- Level 4: $300,000
- Level 5: $400,000
- Level 6: $500,000
- Level 3: Reduced vehicle damage (5%)
- Level 6: Reduced vehicle damage (15%)
- Level 3: Sprint increased
- Level 6: Unlimited Sprint
There is a glitch in Saints Row 2 which unlocks Unlimited sprint without completing all Factories levels.
- Activate adrenaline mode
- Save the game
- Reload the game and Unlimited Sprint should be unlocked.
Saints Row: The ThirdEdit
Insurance Fraud returns in Saints Row: The Third, and remains largely similar to its Saints Row 2 counterpart, although previous statistics and high-score records now appear during gameplay, and The Protagonist now leaves a splatter of blood on every thing they hit. Also, the activity starts instantly it is activated, there is no need to go to a specific area before it activates. The traffic flow is much more frequent than Saints Row 2, which allows more opportunities to get hit. Accidental hits that are not initiated by pressing the Throw button now count for money totals as well.
- Easy: $80,000
- Medium: $200,000
- Hard: $450,000
- Easy: $70,000
- Medium: $200,000
- Hard: $450,000
When played as part of the storyline, there is an opening cutscene.
- The Protagonist: "Damn -- why are you living in this shit-hole?"
Angel: "To remind me of what Killbane took from me. It keeps me focused."
The Protagonist: "Whatever works for you man, I'm just sayin' I like my place to have working heat."
Angel: "So, you hate discomfort. That's the sort of weakness the Luchadores will capitalize on. Unless you harden up, Killbane will crush you. But don't worry, I'll chisel you out of diamond."
The Protagonist: "How?"
Angel: "By making you experience the worst pain imaginable...now come on, it's time for you to play in traffic."
The Protagonist: "Right on -- wait, what?"
- — Angel Insurance Fraud storyline cutscene
Saints Row IVEdit
The activity returns in Saints Row IV, named as Fraud but with the same objective. It's more easier to get gold in this activity with Super Powers upgrades (such as Gliding). The biggest difference in this instance of Insurance Fraud from previous games is that it is possible for The Protagonist to roll around on the ground.
Once adrenaline is full and activates, it's even easier to land on an vehicle and the rolling effect is higher.
- Bronze: $300,000
- Silver: $500,000
- Gold: $1,000,000
- Bronze: $500,000
- Silver: $700,000
- Gold: $1,200,000
- Bronze: $600,000
- Silver: $1,000,000
- Gold: $1,700,000
Completing all instances of Fraud with Silver medals unlocks "No Ragdoll" ability, which prevents The Protagonist from being knocked out by explosives.
Completing all instances of Fraud with Gold medals unlocks the ability, which prevents The Protagonist from being knocked out by vehicles.
Saints Row: Gat out of HellEdit
The activity returns in Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, this time renamed as Torment Fraud but with the same gameplay.
- Avoid intersections. Although there are more vehicles passing through an intersection, they move slower. Instead, look for long stretches of road and run directly towards oncoming vehicles.
- Long combos earn much more money than multiple short combos.
- Momentum is amplified by Adrenaline, which means ragdolling in mid-leap is more effective.
Saints Row 2Edit
- Using the Cheats of Low Gravity and Evil Cars makes the activity easier.
Saints Row IVEdit
- Some momentum is retained when ragdolling, so the player can reach nearly your usual jump height and distance. The sooner you ragdoll in mid-leap, the sooner you begin accumulating points. With added forward momentum from Air Dashing, you can continue to roll down the street. This will not end until the momentum comes to a complete stop, such as hitting a lamp post.
- Gliding takes precious time, but ragdolling from an Air Dash can get you where you want to go while earning points for the distance, plus it can drop you into traffic to gain more distance and points from collisions.
- Ragdolling on the way to to adrenaline bonus areas is a more optimal use of the time than waiting to reach them in order to begin.
- Insurance Fraud is featured under I in The ABCs of Saints Row.