Gjensidige create amnesty scheme for scammers

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100,000 Norwegians have admitted to having given false information to the insurance company’s. Gjensidige has created an amnesty scheme where fraudsters with remorse can repay.

According to a study that Gjensidige has made about insurance fraud, 14 percent of the population put a little extra losses on disaster insurance claims. Three percent say they caused damages themselves, writes Aftenposten.

– Physical theft, such as stealing something from the grocery store is not considered socially acceptable. To say that you have defrauded something such as extra on travel insurance is probably perceived often as more OK, especially since many people preceive that insurance companies take your money anyway, says press officer of the insurance company Tryg, Arvid Steen.

Gjensidige amnesty scheme means that customers who have defrauded can pay back what they unjustly have been paid, without consequences and police involvement.

– We have had many discussions relating to what to do when people confess fraud under investigation. If the confession helps the case it can easily be terminated, this should be to the customer’s favor, says studying chief of Gjensidige, Vera Sønsthagen.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today