Fraud blog: Fundamentally Honest
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.
We will share our experience and insight with both UK and global perspectives and bring you guest writers from across the industry.
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In the personal injury arena, a defendant is often left picking up their own costs tab due to the application of QOCS. There are some exceptions to QOCS, of which a finding of fundamental dishonesty is one, but what is the position when the claim is fundamentally dishonest but this has been facilitated by improper, unreasonable and/or negligent conduct of the claimant’s own legal representatives?
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes claims fraud is obvious, indisputable evidence lands on your desk and defeating the claim becomes just a matter of time.
This week we’re back with the third part of this series where we consider the possible impact of civil reform and consider how fraud will remain a persistent problem for insurers and other compensators with new processes to exploit.
Fundamental dishonesty is one of my favourite things and it always intrigued me that there was concern that the lack of a rigid definition is a negative thing.
In the second part of this series, we get back to basics and explore what exactly constitutes insurance fraud and how it's evolving.
Insurance fraud costs, and the problem is a global one. Over the next three weeks in this serialised article we will look ahead at what the future of fraud looks like in the claims sector.