Insurers hire private investigators when there are telltale signs of fraud

Insurers would not hesitate to spend thousands of dollars to hire private investigators, who are paid about $2,000 for a 10-hour day.
Insurers would not hesitate to spend thousands of dollars to hire private investigators, who are paid about $2,000 for a 10-hour day. PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

When you make a personal injury claim on multiple insurance policies, you could be put on the radar by insurance firms.

An insurer which has suspicions about the claim would send a circular to all other players in the industry to check if they had similar abnormalities linked to the same claimant.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 13, 2019, with the headline 'Insurers hire private investigators when there are telltale signs of fraud'. Print Edition | Subscribe