There are a number of ways that finding out if people are connected can be extremely useful to defending an insurance claim. However, there are three instances in which we find this services the most useful.
Ascertaining if witnesses are truly independent
It’s not unusual for a claimant to suddenly provide details of a witness out of the blue, and this can often raise alarm bells. It’s useful to find out if there are any unknown connections between the witness and third party!
Investigating Staged Accidents
Occasionally a claims handler will suspect that an accident is staged, where it involves multiple parties it might be useful to ascertain if they are connected. For example a two vehicle collision with multiple occupants will look far more suspicious if all the occupants of the different vehicles are connected to one another, and this can provide extremely powerful evidence!
Investigating Fraud Rings
Sometimes there are huge networks of fraudsters that are potentially known to each other, in these instances where claims are otherwise difficult to defend – it may be possible to throw all of them out if the links can be proved. In the past we have investigated extensive networks and located evidence of mass networks, identified enablers and proof of claims farming through looking at the links and connections