I think my best bet is saying there is something wrong with the phone, but won't they check it when I send it in? What if they discover there is nothing really wrong with it?
Also, I told my dad last night and he filed a claim with Asurion. He described that there was just cosmetic damage and the claim was automatically denied because Asurion doesn't cover cosmetic damage. However the claim is now in their system... Will they check that I recently filed a claim for comsetic damage when I call them up for a 'battery" issue? I guess I'm afraid they'll figure it out..