Fraud

This week: All at sea

The fraudulent claims we’re used to hearing about involve banged-up cars and invented cases of whiplash. Ones involving oil tankers, pirates, the Admiralty Judge, and statements given in places as far-flung as Aden and Manila are somewhat harder to come…

Blog: Cyber crime - keeping ahead of evolving threats

With the imminent explosion of Internet of Things devices via the 5G rollout and the systemic rise in the use of artificial intelligence, technology is increasing both in complexity and connectivity writes James Maass, cyber incident specialist at CFC…

Blog: Breaking the under-reporting habit

In order to solve a problem, we need to accept that it’s there. This principle is common sense – and it certainly applies to insurers’ fight against financial crime, says Dennis Toomey, global head of insurance fraud at BAE Systems.

This week: No hiding place

As we start the month of August, many of us are planning to jet off abroad for a well-deserved break. And for those who do, very few would dream of placing a false sickness claim in order to receive a pay-out that would inevitably land them in jail.

This week: Rolling in it

Thursday seemed an appropriate day for insurtech Hippo to announce the outcome of its latest funding round – with temperatures reaching 38°C in places, the urge to emulate the mud-wallowing tendencies of its namesake animal became more and more tempting.

Blog: The financial crime insider threat

The insurance industry has woken up to the growing criminal threat. However, Dennis Toomey, global director of counter fraud analytics and operations at BAE Systems, highlights that much investment in this area has focused on the external threat.

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