What is Insurance Fraud?

Insurance fraud is any criminal act committed with the intent to defraud an individual insurance transaction. It happens when an insured party deliberately seeks any particular advantage or benefit that they themselves are not legally entitled to. Insurance fraud may involve any type of theft or deception, but the most common type is the intentional misrepresentation of material facts in order to defraud the policy holder.

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The most common type of insurance fraud is automobile property damage and bodily injury fraud. This kind of fraud occurs whenever an insured individual, who is either a driver or a non-driver, causes accidental injury or damages to an automobile property by the negligence or deliberate actions of the other person. Some of these victims may seek compensation to cover their losses and some others may sue in order to get recompense for the injury. If the victim has caused some property or personal damages, he may claim compensatory damages from the other individual responsible for these injuries. To investigate this type of fraud, consider a Private Detective from isg-investigations

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One more common example of fraud includes private medical providers inflating billing rates through fraudulent means. Some medical providers intentionally inflate the cost of certain services in order to make it appear that the hospital is covering a more severe condition than it actually is. If anyone in a business suspects something fraudulent is occurring, consider the professional services of a private detective.