Many people today tend to view insurance fraud as a “misdemeanour”, feeling that they have the right to “at least” get back what they have paid in. The idea of insurance functioning according to the “principle of solidarity” for true emergencies seems to be fading as insurance fraud tends to become increasingly popular.
Annual damage caused by insurance fraud amounts to around 3 to 4 billion euros in Germany, according to estimates by the German Insurance Association (GDV). Insurance fraud is almost turning into a popular sport.
However, a person who pretends to have incurred damage covered by an insurance policy in order to obtain compensation or benefits to which they are not entitled acts with the intent to defraud. Insurance fraud is a criminal offence. Culprits who have been proved guilty can expect severe consequences under criminal and civil law.
Fritsch Private Investigators conduct investigations in cases relating to:
- Breaking and entering, and theft
- Abuse of medical certificates (sick slips)
- Drawing of social security benefits in case of disability (pension abuse)
- Vehicle damage
- Household and liability insurance damage
- Transport damage
Fritsch Private Investigators will investigate your case and secure evidence in the event that you suspect that you are being taken advantage of and having to make unjustified payments that have been obtained by fraud.