Fight Fraud with Compassion and Care

When someone commits fraud they often try to rationalize his or her actions. While finances are the most common motivator, feeling mistreated by an employer can also drive fraud....

Meat Cutter’s Story Simply Doesn’t Cut It

A 29-year-old Los Angeles man is charged with multiple felonies related to his workers’ compensation claim.   A meat cutter by trade, this individual alleged to have sustained injuries across multiple...

Hacker Alert! Beware of Text Message Schemes

Many of us would feel ill-equipped to manage the upcoming day if we were to leave the house without a cell phone. These mini-computers do everything from waking us...

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,...
$100 bills and pills.

Billed and Paid’s Excellent Adventure

California’s workers’ compensation system is unique in that it affords for a system of liens to be filed and recovered on by doctors, medical diagnostic companies, pharmacies, language translators,...

Post Pandemic Fraud Prevention

In case you missed it, it’s not too late. You can now view our most recent anti-fraud training session on demand. During International Fraud Awareness Week, ICW Group’s Special Investigations...

ICW Group Investigator Speaks at Employer’s Fraud Conference

Prevention through education is a hallmark of ICW Group’s approach to the fight against insurance fraud.    Teena Barton, a Major Case Investigator with ICW Group’s Special Investigation Unit, spoke...

Free Access to Anti-Fraud Training Materials – Check it Out!

A tenant of ICW Group’s partnership with our customers is embodied in the phrase ”prevention through education."  As an ICW Group customer, you have access to thousands of free...

Need a New Ride? Follow These Tips to Skip the Scam

It's well-documented that buyers are having difficulty finding their newest set of wheels. New and used car inventories are down, and demand has driven prices well up. Simultaneously, how...

Hey Bartender….Make it a Double (Dip) – Part 1

Claiming to injure herself while lifting a 20-pound bag, this full-time worker said she was unable to work in any capacity, including attending to her household chores such as...