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Published on Monday, November 20, 2017

BBC show lifts lid on travel insurance scams



BBC One's daytime TV programme Claimed and Shamed will report on the growing problem of travel insurance scams when it airs on Wednesday.

Wednesday's show, as well as a future issue to be aired on Friday, December 1, will chronicle a range of dishonest insurance claims by holidaymakers.

The shows will feature comment and examples from insurance fraud expert CEGA Special Investigations, which will warn BBC viewers against the perils of travel insurance fraud.

CEGA head of technical claims Simon Cook will talk viewers through the intricacies of several far-fetched travel insurance claims, in a bid to deter would-be fraudsters.

He will explain that his team uses a variety of sophisticated techniques to expose fraudulent claims, ranging from cognitive telephone and face-to-face interviews, to on the ground investigations overseas.

Former episodes of the series have seen Cook talking through fraudulent claims that include everything from fake hospital bills and airline tickets, to fabricated car break-ins and even deaths.

Cook said: "Insurance fraud is never a victimless crime. We are committed to reinforcing the message that insurance fraudsters will be found out, wherever they are in the world - and that we will stay one step ahead by constantly developing our global network of investigators and our detection techniques.

"By exposing invalid claims effectively on behalf of our insurer clients, we also help clients remain competitive and ensure that genuine claimants are paid more quickly than ever."

Claimed and Shamed will be on at 9.15am on BBC One on Wedneday, November 22 and Friday, December 1. The programmes will also be available on BBC iPlayer.

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