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.
The Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department catches up with a married couple who've been systematically defrauding their medical insurers for over a decade. Two men end up owing an insurance company over ten thousand pounds after deliberately crashing their cars into each other to try and earn a quick buck, an employee's compensation claim for an injury at work falls flat when it's discovered he wasn't actually there at the time of the accident, and a whiplash claim comes to a screeching halt when CCTV footage reveals that the two vehicles involved barely touched each other.
CCTV stops a pedestrian's personal injury claim in its tracks when it shows that he was never hit at all, pet insurers expose a dog owner's canine con, and the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department unravel the plot when a wannabe film director's claims an airline has lost nearly £200,000 worth of camera equipment. A social media search delivers the knock-out blow to a martial arts fighter's bogus personal injury claim, a serial scammer's repeated travel insurance claims are grounded, and in America, a tragic accident turns out to be a shocking life insurance fraud.
Secret filming reveals a woman claiming she's too injured to work is as fit as an insurance fiddler, a doctor fakes a family member's death to avoid paying for replacement flights, and a professional fighter's bid for compensation is knocked back. The Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department catch up with the owner of a courier company who sent his unsuspecting delivery drivers out on UK roads without insurance in an effort to save money, while compensation is off the menu for a man caught throwing himself down some restaurant stairs in an outrageous personal injury stunt, and a traveller's claim for a helicopter rescue that never happened fails to get off the ground.
The Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department are the on the hunt for a gang of fraudsters attempting to scam thousands of pounds out of insurance companies using a broken down ice cream van, a prisoner hasn't learnt any lessons in good behaviour as she tries to lie her way to an insurance payout, and a traveller's harrowing account of being attacked and robbed at gunpoint whilst travelling in Tanzania turns out to be a total fabrication. Also, an insurance company cries 'foul' when social media exposes a footballer's attempts to kick-off a fraudulent personal injury claim, and an American woman's evil plan to cash in on her husband's million-dollar life insurance policy is thwarted thanks to some extraordinary hidden camera footage.
A man with a genuine claim is left empty handed after secret filming reveals he's been grossly exaggerating his injuries. A serial fraudster is sentenced to a decade behind bars when the law catches up with him. A claim for a lost mobile phone is cut off when investigations reveal the owner's already put in ten identical claims. Call recordings come back to haunt one claimant when they try to claim for personal injury compensation, having previously declared they weren't hurt at all, and a passenger on a night bus discovers it's hard to prove you've suffered whiplash injuries when CCTV shows there was never a collision and you stayed asleep the entire time.
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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