Insurance firms tackle travel insurance fraudsters
Insurance companies have introduced a text scheme designed to make fraudsters guilty and pay up for abusing their insurance.7 July 2008
THE NETHERLANDS - A test scheme designed to tackle small-scale travel insurance fraudsters has proved a success.
People who put in a claim that makes the insurance companies suspicious receive a letter and a bank payment form asking them to pay a fine.
In most cases, the individuals feel guilty and pay up.
The insurance companies now want to discuss the scheme with the Public Prosecutor's Office and make it a standard procedure.
Travel insurance is frequently abused by people who claim more in damages than they have actually lost.
Many such people, for instance, often report the theft of two cameras when only one has been stolen.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]