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NCJ Number: 156350 Find in a Library
Title: Claims Costs and Crimes: How Insurance Fraud Artists Steal Billions
Author(s): L S Cole
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 167
Sponsoring Agency: Lee Books
Novato, CA 94948
Publication Number: ISBN 0-939818-20-5
Sale Source: Lee Books
P.O. Box 906
Novato, CA 94948
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book, written by an insurance fraud consultant, describes how some of the most common insurance frauds are perpetrated, using case histories drawn from the author's consulting and investigative experience; methods for countering the fraud are suggested.
Abstract: The book begins with an example of the extremes to which some people will go to defraud an insurance company. It also notes that many actual and potential offenders contemplate insurance fraud because they believe they deserve to make money from the premiums they have paid; they also believe insurance companies are not likely to investigate claims with any diligence. The latter belief is unfounded, given the investigative and processing structure many insurance companies have to detect fraud. This introductory chapter is followed by a chapter that explains the nature of insurance and the terms associated with the insurance industry. Subsequent chapters provide examples of various types of insurance fraud, including vehicle insurance, homeowners insurance, marine frauds, staged accidents, arson, and murder. The concluding chapter provides checklists for identifying suspicious claims under each type of insurance policy and suggests programs to counter insurance fraud of various types. A glossary and subject index
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Arson for profit; Arson investigations; Auto insurance fraud; Crime specific countermeasures; Insurance claim investigations; Insurance fraud
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