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Insurance fraud

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 66

Tony Baldock
ISBN 0 642 24028 0 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, February 1997


The nature and extent of insurance fraud in Australia is examined. The steps being taken by the insurance industry to prevent fraudulent claims, notably the creation of the Insurance Reference Service, are discussed, as are efforts by the Australian police services. The insurance fraud situation and fraud prevention strategies in the USA are also outlined.