October 19, 2019

Risky Business

Risky Business

Motor mishap

A woman’s car was intentionally set on fire outside her home and it was captured on camera. The culprit was captured pouring gasoline and running away after setting the car on fire. However, the cruel part is that her insurance expired minutes before the incident. Police are investigating the sordid...


‘Drive In’

A car driven by an elderly lady crashed through the front window of an insurance agency. The woman apparently hit the wrong pedal and rammed straight into the building. The car was seen partially inside the office. Let’s hope she gets insurance.


The Deer Scam

A cop is in hot water after attempting to scam his insurance company over a deer-related accident. He was arrested for filing a fraudulent motor insurance claim. While the original claim was true, the vehicle was also grossly underinsured. He then called the insurer and added comprehensive coverage to his...


Fake tags

A man has been arrested after the police found him selling fake license plates and insurance cards while undercover.  The police received an anonymous tip with a phone number that led them to the fraud. He was charged with multiple counts of fraud, driving with a suspended licence and two...


Mama knows best

A tourist survived a horrifying hit-and-run accident while on holiday. He was spared an expensive medical bill thanks to a tip his mother gave him. The man hadn’t taken out travel insurance before his trip, but in a stroke of good luck, he was speaking to his mother on the...


Insurance Bout

A former boxing champion was out to legally pulverise his insurer claiming that he was being unfairly denied coverage that he has paid for. The furore had been ongoing for years, with the claimant insisting that the home nursing care services he needs are covered in his policy. The claimant...


Crypto mining fraud

A senior government official was hit with charges of insurance fraud after he allegedly stole cryptomining hardware worth a large sum of money from his campaign office. The official enlisted the help of the local police and succeeded in providing a false statement and false crime report on the episode....


Wayward tree

A district consumer forum has ordered an insurance company to pay for damages incurred to the home of an insured after a tree crashed on it due to strong wind. About two weeks earlier a branch of this same tree broke and collapsed a wall adjacent to the man’s home....


Burn, insurance, burn

A man threatened to burn down his insurance office with which he was in an ongoing claims dispute. According to the police report, he entered the office and stated that the building would be on the news in the near future because he planned to return and set it on...


Gone in 15 seconds

A traveller left his bags unattended for 15 seconds and lost one of them in a railway station. He walked a short distance to put rubbish in a bin, turned back and found a bag missing. While that particular bag had expensive items within and was worth a considerable sum,...

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