Peers and Coworkers Offer a First Line of Defense Against Fraud

The first documented instance of insurance fraud occurred in 300 B.C. and continued to tiptoe through history, next landing on the historical timeline in Ancient Rome.   Roman Poet Marcus Valerius Martialis (“Marital”) highlighted the evolution...

Follow These Tips to Prevent Identity Theft

The term ‘identify theft’ was coined in 1964 following a wave of phone scams. Criminals would obtain a victim’s personal and banking information after claiming the person had won a lottery or other gifts. In exchange...

The Buck Stops Ear

Witness statements often play a key role in claim investigations and are equally as important to a criminal investigation, if not more so. In the case of a Sacramento-based landscaper, witnesses proved to be the...

History of Fraud: Greek Grain Merchant Thwarted – 300 B.C.

The consensus appears to be that the first documented instance of insurance fraud occurred in 300 B.C.  While not referred to as ‘insurance’ at the time, a Greek merchant by the name of Hegestratos is...

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The Buck Stops Ear

Witness statements often play a key role in claim investigations and are equally as important to a criminal investigation, if not more so. In the...

Review Your Safety Program During National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month! Established by the National Safety Council, National Safety Month is an annual observance designed to educate communities on how...

PPE for Women: One Size Does Not Fit All

Years ago, the women trailblazers working in construction became aware that their Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) did not fit as it should have. Gloves,...

Bogus COVID-19 Insurance Scam Uncovered

The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud (CAIF), and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), have asked consumers to continue to be on the lookout for scams related to COVID-19.  In this newest installment...

Rental Fraud Scams

Finding new housing can be stressful, especially if you are relocating to a different city or downsizing due to the rising cost of living. Finding reliable tenants can be equally as stressful for landlords...

Hurricane Preparedness: Before, During And After The Storm

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an above-normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season. As witnessed with hurricanes Harvey and Irma in 2017, Michael in 2018, Dorian in 2019, and the most active Atlantic...

Keep Workers On Their Feet With Commercial Kitchen Mats

Slips and falls are a leading driver of claims within the food service industry. When used properly, kitchen matting can be an effective solution for keeping people on their feet. I’ll cover how they...

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Review Your Safety Program During National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month! Established by the National Safety Council, National Safety Month is an annual observance designed to educate communities on how to help keep each other safe and reduce risk in...

Protect Yourself Against Work Comp Fraudsters

ICW Group’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is your advocate and partner in the fight against workers' compensation insurance fraud.   An experienced team of investigators and analysts serves to protect the financial well-being of our policyholder...

Beware of Baby Formula Scams

The nationwide baby formula shortage may be impacting you or someone you know. Unfortunately, no situation is off-limits to a fraudster. Out of desperation to feed their children amid the shortage, parents are looking...

Investigation Update: Plumber Scam Results in $104,000 Restitution

Following up on a work comp fraud case we featured in an article last year, a 28-year-old San Diego plumber pled guilty to felony insurance fraud charges surrounding his attempt to defraud an ICW...

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