ICW Group’s Anti-Fraud Team is Top of Its Field

ICW Group remains at the forefront of industry trends, scams, and exposures within the insurance community. Our entire Special Investigations Unit (SIU) staff are members of multiple anti-fraud trade associations,...

Watch for These Common Scams

Did you know the first recorded scam dates back to 300 B.C.? That’s right. Over 2,000 years ago! It's believed that Hegestratos, a Greek sea merchant, purchased an insurance policy on...

Fast Food Employee’s Work Comp Claim Doesn’t Stack Up

This case involves a fast-food employee who reported a slab of ice fell on her right arm. She was taken off work and treated for many months, yet continued...

What Motivates Workers’ Compensation Fraud?

Fraudulent claims can have a tremendously adverse impact on a business’s profitability, the morale of the employee base, and the long-term viability of your operation. Understanding what motivates an...

How Employers Can Help Fraud Surveillance Efforts

Surveillance can be a powerful tool in the defense of questionable and potentially fraudulent insurance claims. Like all tools, however, it's most useful when implemented at the appropriate time, under...

A Guide to Interviewing Workplace Injury Claimants and Witnesses

Once an employee reports an injury, it's important to obtain detailed information in a timely fashion. This often involves interviewing the claimant, coworkers, supervisors, witnesses, and anyone else involved....

Protect Loved Ones from Elder Fraud

An especially terrible type of fraud is elder fraud. There are far too many scammers who specifically prey on older individuals. Steps to minimize risk to the seniors in your...

Telemedicine Fraud Scams That Might Surprise You

One of the questions our Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has received from business partners relates to the types of telemedicine fraud we saw during the pandemic.  The SIU community and...

Best Practices for Using Video Surveillance Cameras in the Workplace

Video surveillance cameras in the workplace shield employers and workers alike. Many organizations, particularly those with cash or inventory, such as retail and financial institutions, have video surveillance. Businesses...

Retail Gift Card Scam Alert

Gift cards are a quick and easy way to give the recipient the freedom to pick out something nice for themselves. According to Statista, nearly 50 percent of U.S....