Welcome to Fundamentally Honest, the blog on all things fraud from Kennedys’ experts.
Whatever your involvement and interest in insurance and claims fraud, we are here to keep you up to speed on developments in legislation, procedure, case law, innovation and technology, best practice, claims investigation, the latest thinking and more.
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Technology has always been an enabler of fraud and this is an interesting development in mandate fraud, also known as ‘Friday Frauds’.
In 2017, Arfon MP Hywel Williams lead a debate in Westminster on the issue of instances of failed retrofit cavity wall insulation in Wales (after years of campaigning) because many of his constituents had suffered from damp and mould as a result. In addition, there have also been numerous press articles about CWI being a scandal and a blight on homes.
Some insurance fraud is organised and sophisticated. Other claims; not so much. Here are some of our favourite attempts by fraudsters to explain away their failure to get their story straight.
Shoshana Mather explores the lengths claimants are willing to go to for whatever financial gain they can make.
Last Friday I was involved in an RTA on the M62. It was a terrifying experience, but thankfully my son and I, walked away from the accident without serious injury. The same cannot be said for my car.
In May 2014, the claimant visited our client’s premises with her friends. They had drinks, they danced and they visited the ladies’ toilets. The claimant alleged that she fell on a spillage in the toilets sustaining injury to her nose and teeth.
When we investigate coordinated fraud activity (aka fraud rings) we look for commonalities, relationships and trends that bind claims together. I often think back across the many fraud ring investigations I have been involved in, and the names they are given.
Tinnitus, that ringing in the ears commonly associated to noisy environments and heavy industry. But how is tinnitus becoming associated to road traffic accidents?
In the fourth and final part of this series we examine the recent change of regulatory body in relation to claims management activity and the avenues still open for industrialisation of claims and lead generation.
Foreign drivers are regularly targeted by fraudsters – either to be involved in organised fraud or (more often) by those looking to take advantage of road users unfamiliar with the driving environment and claims processes.