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Insurance fraud costs Americans billions of dollars annually. UPI has an extensive investigation team to catch insurance fraud perpetrators in the act that goes way beyond what can be found by insurance adjustors.
Video surveillance is often utilized in providing insurance companies with the necessary visual documentation required to bring these individuals to justice.
In the movies, you'll often see someone faking whiplash after a car accident. After the person gives a false statement to authorities, the movie cuts to the person at home -- sans the big foam collar -- engaging in an athletic endeavor that would be impossible if he or she really had whiplash. Next scene: A private investigator, hiding in the bushes, snaps a photo of the "victim" and takes off.
That's not just the stuff of Hollywood. Private investigators do stake out insurance claimants at times for just such reasons. They also use less dramatic tactics to uncover fraud, such as researching claimants' backgrounds through perusing criminal records, interviewing claimants and any witnesses, inspecting pertinent sites, etc. Investigators may also consult with the insurer's legal counsel and serve as expert witnesses in court. [source: Bureau of Labor Statistics].
United Processing has an experienced team of investigators that do just that saving insurance companies the exorbitant cost of paying fraudulent claims and saving Americans the cost of higher insurance rates to cover those fraudulent claims.