Birmingham Private Detectives Gives Information about Fraud Investigation Services in Light of The Telegraph Report: Spanish Man Chops Off His Hand to Claim £1.77m insurance

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Birmingham Private Detectives Gives Information about insurance fraud investigation services in light of The Telegraph report by Harriet Alexander dated 26th April 2013: Spanish man chops off his hand to claim £1.77m insurance

Investigators at Birmingham Private Detectives have investigated many different cases of fraud for clients and it is always surprising what desperate or greedy people will do to themselves in order to cheat the system for monitory gain

According to the Telegraph report by Harriet Alexander an unnamed Spanish man told 11 different insurance companies that he had lost his hand in a car crash. Investigators became suspicious when they discovered the man’s hand was too cleanly severed and the bone had not been affected to be a result of a car accident. Jose Luis Nieto, president of Spanish accident investigators Gesterec said:
“There were various things that did not add up” He also described this claim as “one of the most memorable”

Last year in a 12 – month period in which almost 150,000 investigations were carried out into suspicious claims, a rise of 11.9 %.

In another case last year a Spanish man cut off his arm above the elbow and claimed 600,000 Euros saying it was an electric saw accident.

The report goes on to suggest that the sharp rise in fraudulent claims comes as Spain announced the worst unemployment figures since records began in the 1970’s. Desperate home owners, unable to pay their mortgages, have been committing suicide at such a rate that the government has been forced to suspend the eviction of tenants in arrears.

Private investigator in Birmingham, Birmingham Private Detectives is often approached by businesses and individuals to investigate suspected cases of fraud. Over the years these cases have included insurance fraud, benefits fraud and bogus sickness or injury fraud and investigators have had much success for their clients. Investigations may include surveillance of the suspected target, forensic investigation and a though investigation into the facts of the case and the evidence available. The last method is very much like the case in the report of the Spanish man who cut off his own hand.

Investigator and spokesperson from Birmingham Private Detectives, Kristy George said:
“Investigators at Birmingham Private Detectives have investigated many different cases of fraud for clients and it is always surprising what desperate or greedy people will do to themselves in order to cheat the system for monitory gain.”

Birmingham Private Detectives along with their private investigator in Bristol sister company, Bristol Private Detectives is a team of highly trained professional and discreet private investigators and detectives with over 35 years’ experience in the industry. Their understanding and approachable team of male and female detectives are available 24/7 to conduct matrimonial, corporate and private investigations

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Kristy George
Birmingham Private Detectives
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