Travel insurance fraud to be highlighted in TV documentary

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Travel insurance fraud to be highlighted in TV documentary

More than a million viewers are expected to watch BBC1’s Claimed and Shamed probe into travel insurance fraud today.

CEGA Special Investigations will feature in series ten of the show at 11am on Thursday.

Head of technical claims Simon Cook, a regular contributor to the programme, will educate viewers about the severity of submitting fraudulent travel insurance claims.

He also talks about the lengths to which insurers will go to detect dishonest claims – even in the most far-flung parts of the world – using real-life cases to make the point.

Cook said: “Unearthing dishonest claims on behalf of our insurer clients helps clients remain competitive and ensures that honest claimants are paid as quickly as possible.

“But reducing travel insurance fraud is as much about deterring fraudsters as detecting fraud itself, and the BBC is a very effective channel through which to do this.

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