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Proving Innocence

The services from a private investigator are usually called into play because someone is suspected of some sort of wrongdoing. Whether it be a form of criminality, infidelity, fraud etc etc. The client wouldn’t pay for these services unless he or she had a strong suspicion of such activities and as such, 9 times out of 10 we prove the suspicions to be correct.

However, on the 1 time out of 10, we do actually prove a data subjects complete innocence, which from our point of view does restore some faith in humanity.

Over the past week we have been closely monitoring a subject for some serious injuries he did in fact sustain from being run over by an insured 3rd party. We conducted a 4 day surveillance operation around a medical appointment he had arranged for the third day, and our findings were pretty clear cut, the poor subject was in a bad way!

On day one we didn’t see the subject (so not very active). On day two he walked very slowly aided by a pair of crutches to a neighbours house and then back again about an hour later (that was it!). On day 3 he attended his medical appointment via a private hire taxi as he couldn’t drive. His wife was also in attendance and the subject relied upon her heavily getting in and out of the vehicle. On day 4 he walked down to a Tesco Express aided by his crutches no further than 300 metres away from his house to buy some milk before then walking back home again. This trip took nearly an hour due to the difficulties he was having and obvious pain he was in. We almost wanted to help the bloke, but that would just be silly.

The evidence was all there. The subject was clearly seriously injured, he is likely to never work again and the insurance company should be awarding him with a generous and rightful payout.

Don’t get me wrong, fraudulent insurance claims are now being submitted at the rate of 1 per every 5 minutes according to The Association of British Insurers (ABI)(not to be confused with the Association of British Investigators (ABI)), but many of these claims are legitimate. Unfortunately due to the world we now live, sometimes the genuine cases also need to be looked into a little bit further, just to make sure.

Visit to read the latest article from the ABInsurers detailing the statistics of fraudulent claims in the UK.

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