Surveillance Footage Leads to a Charge of Insurance Fraud

A 63-year-old truck driver filed a workers' compensation claim alleging hip and wrist injuries after he fell into a pothole while trying to open a gate on his employer's...

Work Comp Fraud Prevention Starts During the Hiring Process

Knowing who you hire is an excellent start to preventing fraudulent worker's compensation claims in your workplace. A strained labor market has made good hires even harder to come...

Scammers Cash in on Tax Returns During Tax Season

Tax season is a prime time for phone scams. Fraudsters disguise themselves as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and tax preparation agencies to swindle you out of your money. Scammers...

False Accusation Leads to Insurance Fraud Charge

A California woman filed a workers' compensation claim against her employer for injuries after allegedly being struck by a 10-pound object thrown at her by a co-worker. As a...
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Take a B.I.T.E. Out of Workers’ Comp Fraud

It's a common misconception, but workers' compensation insurance companies do not determine workers' comp fraud. Business owners, employers or workers’ compensation judges also don't determine fraud. In reality, fraud...
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What is an SIU?

You may or may not have heard the term “SIU” in the past. SIU is an acronym for Special Investigations Unit. Special Investigations Units are insurance carrier personnel responsible...
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Why Employees Commit Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Why do employees commit workers' comp fraud? The answer...they believe they will get away with it. While we could go deep into the personality types that may be more...

Hiring Scams on the Rise

If the job you're looking for seems too good to be true, there's a chance it may be!  As work-from-home jobs become more popular, scammers are targeting this market...

Get Paid Twice and Pay the Price

A maintenance worker has been charged with felony insurance fraud following an investigation by the ICW Group Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. The case...

Aim to Be Fraud Free in 2023

With online shopping revenue quickly approaching $1 trillion in the United States, it's more important than ever to be cautious when making online purchases. The Better Business Bureau (BBB)...