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Insurance and Claims Investigations
Recent studies suggest that insurance fraud costs over two billion dollars annually in Australia. This has a flow on effect whereby it increases the costs of insurance policies across the board for individuals and businesses. To combat this type of fraud, insurance companies use both in-house investigators as well as outsourcing investigations to the private sector. The sheer volume of cases given to the private sector means that these style of investigations are the bread and butter for many a firm.
Investigations range from covert surveillance through to factual (interviews and fact checking) dependant upon the type of claim. These cases are often conducted only after red flags are raised on a claim or a tip off provided. Claims that make their way to private investigators are often the ones flagged at highest risk of being fraudulent and from personal experience many are proven to be to some extent.