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National Insurance Commission Expresses Worry Over Surge in Fraudulent Claims

The commission explains that these perpetrators often acquire counterfeit police and medical reports to pursue insurance claims unlawfully.

In a bid to address the rise in fraudulent activities, the National Insurance Commission (NIC) has called upon the Ghana Police Service for collaborative action to help curb the rising issues of forging documents to file insurance claims.

The commission explained that these perpetrators often acquire counterfeit police and medical reports to pursue insurance claims unlawfully. It added that some even stage accidents to obtain falsified documents, enabling them to make claims from insurance providers.

Given this, the Acting Commissioner of the National Insurance Commission, Michael Kofi Andoh, in an interview underscored the urgency of the situation, emphasizing the need for the police service to prioritize this issue in fighting the menace.

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“Sometimes when the investigations are done we realize that these are not valid documents. So we’ve also discussed that with the police and asked for their assistance in the sense that if we come back to do any confirmations, they should cooperate with our men. This is aimed at reducing the incidents of fraud which has been on the rise.”  He said

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Mr. Andoh however urged insurance companies to enhance their vigilance in detecting and preventing fraudulent activities.

“We expect the insurance companies to put their controls in place to minimize the risk. We have discussions with the insurance companies to assist them in building their controls.”

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