Sunday 27 November 2022

Insurance companies spot 13,000 fraudulent claims, more companies are cheating

Photo: Depositphotos.com

Insurance companies prevented some 13,000 attempts to make fraudulent claims last year, which is in line with 2020, but more companies tried to fiddle their insurance.

The Dutch insurers association Verbond van Verzekeraars said attempts to defraud members of over €85 million were foiled during the year.  In total, 1,198 companies attempting to commit fraud were spotted, a rise of 13% on 2020.

‘We are paying an increasing amount of attention to business fraud,’ the association’s director Richard Weurding said. The number of companies now included on a special ‘watch list’ accessible to all insurance companies has more than doubled, he said.

The most popular form of fraud involved car insurance, which accounted for 54% of fraudulent claims and were often based on exaggerating the damage.  Property insurance accounted for 26% of claims and personal liability cases 12.5%.

Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl

The DutchNews.nl team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments.

DutchNews.nl has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to, you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.