Two-thirds of insurance claims withdrawn when followed up by gardaí

Two-thirds of insurance claims withdrawn when followed up by gardaí
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Two-thirds of people who were informed by Gardaí that their insurance claim was being investigated for being potentially fraudulent ended up withdrawing it.

Insurance Ireland's fraud group flagged a number of cases that they thought might be fake with Gardaí.

After officers called to the home of each claimant, the majority of claims were dropped.

Insurance Minister Michael D'Arcy says this is the way we should be tackling fraud.

"Two-thirds of the claims that they have chased up, that they have followed up, have been withdrawn," said Mr D'Arcy.

"So that's something that I think is a very positive development.

"We shouldn't be trying to figure these out in the courts, at the last stage. We should be trying to deal with them earlier."

- Digital Desk

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