Kōrero: Insurance

Insurance fraud

The insurance business has always been troubled by fake claims. In 2006 pilot Howard Jamieson claimed to have crashed his Cessna aircraft into the sea off Canterbury, and won a claim for more than $200,000. The plane was discovered undamaged six months later, and Jamieson was sentenced to 18 months’ jail.

Listen to this sound file of Insurance Council spokesperson Bruce McKessar describing the most common types of insurance fraud, and how they are detected.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Fraudulent insurance claims/Reference number C880805D).

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New Zealand Herald
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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Alan Henderson, 'Insurance - Government regulation and control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/speech/24141/insurance-fraud (accessed 29 September 2023)

He kōrero nā Alan Henderson, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010