Sunday, November 13, 2011

Owners killing their pets to get insurance payouts...

First it was spurious claims for whiplash and other injuries, then it was "crash for cash". Now a new type of fraud is affecting the insurance industry - pet scams.

Dishonest claims on animal policies almost quadrupled last year, making it the fasting growing area of insurance crime.

Figures from the Association of British Insurers show there was £1,929,900 worth of pet insurance fraud detected last year – up from just £420,000 in 2009.

 However, the true scale, is thought to be far higher and pushing up the average £220 premium. A total of 2.3 million cats and dogs were insured last year and virtually every type of animal can be covered. Full story...

Don't miss:
  1. WTF! Pets being abandoned for stupid reasons...
  2. As the economy falters, pets pay a heavy price. Sad...
  3. Big Brother Britain is watching dog owners and their pets' pooop!!!
  4. Couple tried to claim insurance benefits by eating ... glass!!!
  5. Apparently the Russians make car insurance commercials using ... boobs???
  6. American woman falls for online scam and ends up in Australia!!!

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