In a report in March 2020 the FBI estimated that the total cost of insurance fraud (excluding health insurance) in the US had reached more than $40 billion per year. Other estimates suggest that worldwide fraudulent insurance claims are now in the region of $80 billion a year.
SIP has undertaken numerous insurance fraud investigations, some of which have been very complex and involved organised gangs in several countries.
Cases may involve an individual alleging a disability following an accident, false claims of sickness by employees when they are working elsewhere, false claims of vehicle or boat accident or theft, and submitting fake documentation for medical treatments and supplies, the list is endless.
No matter what the insurance claim is for, if there is suspicion of fraud then SIP’s experienced investigators have the capability to establish the true facts discreetly and professionally. Methods used include verifying documents, extracting information from witnesses or conducting forensics on computers which includes everything from online research using legal forensic tools to deep penetration of the dark web. In these investigations evidence may not have been discovered without SIP’s use of modern investigation techniques and the international resources available.
SIP has in-house investigators and surveillance operatives based in the UK, US and a number of field offices globally, so can cover cases anywhere in the world. We use the latest camera and video technology to record the activities of claimants and to identify any third-party involvement. All footage has the appropriate date and time stamp so it can be used in a court of law or tribunal. SIP reports are written in English, although some documented evidence may be in a different language. If required we have a team of legal translators subject to the jurisdiction of a case.
With our expertise and professionalism, you know you are in safe hands with SIP, so contact us now!!