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July 09, 2021
Mark Buckingham
Recall advisor
Can new techniques help fight olive oil fraudsters?

Premium pricing and high consumer demand for extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) has long made it a target for criminals seeking to profit by passing off inferior or fake products. In fact it is now one of the world’s most adulterated food products with fr…

July 09, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, Recall advisor
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May 07, 2021
Donny Phillips, business development manager and Jeffrey Burmeister, client services manager
Unemployment fraud hits home – Be aware of fake claims

Imagine getting a letter in the mail telling you about your unemployment benefits when you still have a job. Not only is it puzzling, it may leave you wondering what to do next. This type of fraudulent activity related to unemployment claims has been…

May 07, 2021 by Donny Phillips, business development manager and Jeffrey Burmeister, client services manager
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November 18, 2020
Donny Phillips, Business Development Manager and Heather Vogus, VP, Operations
Unemployment taxes, fraudulent claims and identity theft

As we approach unemployment tax season, the uncertainties around COVID-19 will only increase. How will the pandemic impact 2021 unemployment taxes? What about the years that follow? And in addressing unemployment, how can employers avoid fraud and id…

November 18, 2020 by Donny Phillips, Business Development Manager and Heather Vogus, VP, Operations
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April 24, 2020
Steve Powell, EVP, Specialty Operations, Property Americas and Michael Hoffman, MSc, IAAI-CFI, Sr. Principal Fire Scientist, EFI Global, a Sedgwick company
Fire dangers and fraud – an unexpected impact of COVID-19

Compared to a few months ago, more people are staying at home. More people are cooking at home. More people are unemployed. More people are in economic stress. Because of these circumstances, people are faced with new challenges – and more kitchens a…

April 24, 2020 by Steve Powell, EVP, Specialty Operations, Property Americas and Michael Hoffman, MSc, IAAI-CFI, Sr. Principal Fire Scientist, EFI Global, a Sedgwick company
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February 08, 2019
Simon Melhuish
Home Investigations Director
Uncovering the silver bullet

Home case study The evidence needed to prove insurance fraud is often well hidden, which makes uncovering that crucial ‘silver bullet’ very satisfying.  A substantial water damage claim was identified as suspicious by one of our adjusters durin…

February 08, 2019 by Simon Melhuish, Home Investigations Director
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June 29, 2018
Lisa Hynd
Claims Fraud Director, U.K.
​Holiday hoaxes: Taking on travel fraud in the U.K.

Summer holiday season is here and, in the U.K., that has meant an increased vigilance for our fraud team. Over the last few years, fraudulent gastric illness claims against U.K. travel operators reached epidemic proportions. Travel trade association …

June 29, 2018 by Lisa Hynd, Claims Fraud Director, U.K.
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November 21, 2016
R. A. (Andy) Wilson, VP Fraud & Compliance
Be aware: Settlement fraud scheme

An old CONfidence fraud has found its way to the insurance business. Customers, consumers and adjusters should all be aware and alert of a new variant of the traditional “advance fee” fraud and identity theft confidence scheme that is affecting hun…

November 21, 2016 by R. A. (Andy) Wilson, VP Fraud & Compliance
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July 10, 2015
Linda Wisneski, VP, SIU Operations
Social media investigations – Through the looking glass?

Perhaps you’ve heard…what happens in Vegas, stays on Facebook! Does anyone remember what the internet was like before Facebook arrived in 2004? The creators of Facebook have stated that their goal was to create a richer, faster way for peop…

July 10, 2015 by Linda Wisneski, VP, SIU Operations
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April 28, 2015
Scott Rogers
Chief client officer
Social media and risk managers?

Social media and risk managers are still not words often heard together. As I prepared for my Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) 2015 session entitled, “Watch this: Social media's impact on claims strategies,” I became increasingly a…

April 28, 2015 by Scott Rogers, Chief client officer
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December 03, 2014
R. A. (Andy) Wilson, VP Fraud & Compliance
’Tis the season for fraud!

The holiday season is a great time for family, friends and fun – but it is also a time for fraud. If we let down our guard, fraudsters can turn happy times to sad. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, fraud increases…

December 03, 2014 by R. A. (Andy) Wilson, VP Fraud & Compliance
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May 30, 2013
Top 5 reasons: Why should risk managers care about the economy?

As consumers, we all feel the effects – to varying degrees – of recessions and other forms of economic disruption. From a risk management point of view, this is economic risk for which some risk managers have direct responsibility. For the vast major…

May 30, 2013
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