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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Ghost brokers are fraudsters who set out to sell cheap insurance deals where the policies either don’t exist at all or aren’t valid. Either way, the consumer will not be provided with any form of legal insurance.
“I’m calling because I am aware that you have been involved in an accident and you may be entitled to compensation.” We are all familiar with a call or text message like this but have you ever stopped to consider that this may not just be a way for a claim management company to generate leads for claims? In fact, this is just one of the ways a compensation scam can start.
Kennedys are pleased to support the national campaign, ‘STOP THE SCAMS’ which has been launched by the insurance industry in a bid to help the public spot the signs of scams and report these to the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) via Cheatline.
Sometimes there is an absence of any real detail in a Claim Notification Form (CNF). It may be a missing National Insurance number, an incomplete address or no description of the injuries allegedly suffered. The missing information could be the very first signs that something is not right with the claim.
If it sounds too good to be true…the SRA issue warning to firms around cavity wall insulation claims
We consider the impacts of the latest SRAb warning to firms around cavity wall insulation claims.
Investigations analyst Caroline Caine talks us through one of her (un)typical days at Kennedys.
The traditional model of operating a claimant personal injury law firm has long gone. Squeezed margins as a result of the fixed costs changes have impacted profit margins and, therefore, the viability of a number of claimant law firms.
In the second installment of our claims farming series we explore the modus operand. How does claims farming work? Who are the parties involved? What are the behaviours it creates in claims? Who is gaining financially? And what is the impact of the practice?
In the previous installments of our series ‘The Future of Fraud’ we discussed the industrialisation of claims. In this new series, we will explore the practice of Claims Farming: what it is, how it works, current examples and future possibilities.
“He cannot recall one lie from another” says Judge, as claimant is found fundamentally dishonest in Mr Wahab Khan v Mr Mindaugas Gudauskas & Premier Insurance Company Limited [July 2019].