Next Episode of Claimed and Shamed is
Documentary series that casts a covert eye over the ever-growing problem of insurance fraud, and sees outlandish claimers as they're caught out on camera.
A man charged with illegally selling bogus insurance policies goes on the run after his home is raided by the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department. A sportswoman's claim for loss of earnings falters at the start line when an Internet search reveals she's been competing all along, and a man's attempt to commit insurance fraud by staging a car crash fails to get out of first gear. An opportunist learns that it's hard to get money in compensation for falling over when CCTV footage shows that you remained on your feet the entire time, and a personal injury claim is knocked back when phone call recordings reveal the claimant admitted, not once but twice, to her insurance company that she wasn't hurt in any way.
Secret filming captures the remarkable recovery of a man claiming he can barely walk, while a woman who claims to have lost her phone on a drunken night out gets a sobering response from her insurers. A careless cyclist's personal injury claim hits the skids, the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department catch a teenager selling fake insurance policies to unsuspecting motorists, and an attempt to extend a holiday abroad goes down the pan. In America, a doctor giving chemotherapy to healthy patients is exposed in the country's biggest health-care fraud.
A private credit hire company work with police to identify a mysterious thief stealing fraudulently obtained hire cars and flush him out in unique sting operation, a man loses his cool when his bogus mobile phone claim is cancelled, and a bus inspector masterminds a deliberate crash-for-cash with a bus full of passengers. When a man's cellar floods with raw sewage, the smell of home insurance fraud is unmistakable, and a driver caught staging collisions to make fraudulent insurance claims flees the country.
A claimant is caught out when he sends an email from the phone he's claiming has been lost, a dubious claim for personal injury against a bus company is dealt a blow when CCTV reveals one of the claimants was never even at the scene, and a bogus burglary claim goes up in smoke. Insurers crack a woman's attempt to build up a nest egg by repeatedly claiming she has lost her jewellery, an opportunist's scam is easily exposed when it transpires he'd already told his insurers the truth, and in the USA, a husband is handed a life sentence after committing the ultimate evil act in order to get his hands on his wife's life insurance premium.
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