Insurers unite to tackle insurance fraud in Scotland

Forum gathers insurers, industry bodies, and law enforcement in the country for the first time

Insurers unite to tackle insurance fraud in Scotland

Insurance News

By Mina Martin

Insurers, industry bodies, and law enforcement agencies have convened to discuss ways on how to combat the growing threat of insurance fraud in Scotland.

In its first ‘Disrupt to Progress’ forum held in Glasgow, the DWF’s Scottish Counter Fraud team gathered professionals with different experiences, exposures, and knowledge to discuss how a collaborative approach could better address market fraud.

Also on the agenda were organised fraud trends, the use of data to pro-actively disrupt, ghost broking, police collaboration to drive intelligence, financial compliance, and greater collaboration with the government on future reforms.

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The event was chaired by Lorraine Carolan, DWF’s national head of counter fraud, and attended by key personnel from IFED, the Association of British Insurers (ABI), Police Scotland, the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB), the Forum of Scottish Claims Managers (FSCM), and the Law Society of Scotland.

Speaking at the forum, Alastair Ross, head of public policy for Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland at the ABI, said the association supports all efforts to crack down on insurance fraud.

“The big victims of insurance fraud are the honest customers who see their premiums increase because organised criminal gangs making illegal claims are breaking the law and pushing up the cost of motor, property and other insurance products,” he said.

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