Social media posts out insurance fraudster

13 May 2019

First published in Insurance Business 10 May 2019

Most people post on social media without a second thought these days. Checking in at a restaurant on Facebook, sharing a thought on Twitter, sharing a holiday snap on Instagram.

Now in a landmark case, one woman’s social media updates have been used against her, since they proved that she was attempting to defraud her insurance company.

BLM, on behalf of Allianz, won the case against the claimant, who was found to be making posts on social media that conflicted with facts she presented in her claim.

Jason Potter, BLM’s head of fraud operations was interviewed by Lauren Ingram of Insurance Business on the case. Jason believes the woman caused the bad luck on herself by being dishonest.

“She was the author of her own misfortune in this instance, because she was very vocal about her social life and sharing that with her friends and associates on social media while she was trying to make a fraudulent claim from her insurance company,”

“It’s things like this that we are seeing more and more of to be perfectly honest with you.”

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