I must admit….I have never read a blog. I hear that they are popular. Strike that, I hear(d) that they were popular, so my Googling started; “what is a blog”…”how long should a blog be”…”popular blogs”… “how to write a blog;” the search results, millions. That answered my first question…blogs are apparently still popular. So, the next question was, what to write about? What would be interesting to readers? I started to sift through various blogs to see what the topics were, how they were presented, and more importantly…what seems to make them successful. Aha! There is a blog topic for everyone on any topic which you could imagine. Blogs provide insights, tips, commentary, resources, etc. I get it now.
So, what would I write about? This question was a bit easier. Chances are if you have been an ICW Group customer for any period of time, we have already connected. My name is Chris and I am proud to manage ICW Group’s Special Investigations Unit. A future blog will allow me to go into much more detail regarding what is a “Special Investigations Unit”, but the short explanation is that our team takes on the fraud. Once a month I compile three fraud related stories of interest and email them out to you as our “Fraud Friday” newsletter. From recent fraud busts and tips on how to avoid fraudulent claims, to features on how ICW Group partners with you in the fraud fight, these stories are intended to provide you with insight into how our team detects, deters, and ultimately defeats fraud.
During my career, I have had the pleasure of personally meeting many of our customers. I am moved and driven by their stories of the impact of past fraudulent claims on their bottom-line, on the morale of their workforce, on their ability to compete. There has not been a customer that I have met who does not have an interest in the topic of fraud. We all want to stop it. The more in the know, the better the fraud fight goes. Well, there it was…blogs are popular, and I realize that I may have information that readers would find interesting and hopefully valuable. Plus, I could write a fraud blog. Similar to our Fraud Friday stories, we’ll look to cultivate useful information, fraud trends to watch out for, and strategies to defend yourself along the way.