Insurance fraud inflicts substantial financial losses annually, with certain areas experiencing a higher prevalence. Here are the top 10 types of insurance fraud in the U.S., their economic impact, real-world examples, and the states most affected by each type of insurance fraud. 1. Auto Insurance Fraud Auto insurance fraud is the clear leader in types … Top 10 Types of Insurance Fraud in America
January 2021! In with the new and out with that old, severely stained and tainted, year that was 2020… A year that included a deadly pandemic that probably touched most of us, in some degree, should have meant a slow-down in surveillance activity across the board, right? Well, what I learned last year is that … Last Month in Surveillance: A Surveillance Recap
Here at Sherlock Investigations, we are incredibly proud of our women private investigators and the care they take to ensure each case they work is helping our clients and utilizing their unique perspective to solve problems. In celebration of March as Women’s History Month and March 8th as International Women’s Day, we decided to take … Women Private Investigators
In the insurance industry, we often find ourselves wishing that we could just see what exactly went down when the loss occurred from an auto accident. Sometimes people are lucky enough to find someone had a dashboard camera recording the whole incident, but those instances are few and far between. To be more realistic, it … Video Evidence of an Auto Accident: What Can We See?
Here at Sherlock Investigations, we take claims investigations very seriously. As one might imagine, fraud investigators have the pleasure of seeing both the good and the bad in the insurance industry. In some cases, claims we investigate don’t even have a fraudulent component. Injuries, financial losses, or even vehicle replacements in auto-liability cases are all … An Inside Look into Fraud Prevention: Two Different Extremes
Just as important a decision of what camera to use as an investigator, is the choice on what vehicle to use for your surveillance. Besides a red Ferrari, which could probably be debated, just about any vehicle could be used as a surveillance vehicle. We could have a debate about whether a Dodge Grand Caravan … A Surveillance Master’s Guide to Selecting the Proper Vehicle
The Seasonal Affect Investigator Keith Stotts has been the man with the plan for many, many years at this company! He began his journey with Sherlock Investigations in September of 2012. In his time with us, he has been through five different surveillance vehicles, all of which have served their purpose well – he is … From the Investigator: The Seasonal Affect – Keith
The Seasonal Affect Investigator Natasha Popovska has had no trouble adjusting to the crazy ups and downs in surveillance. Natasha has an avid love for people watching, which is why she absolutely loves this job. Natasha also has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Madonna University. While at Madonna, she was the poster … From the Investigator: The Seasonal Affect – Natasha
The Seasonal Affect Investigator Samantha Castillo has been through all of the surveillance conditions that Michigan has to offer. The season that she has the most fun with outside of work is Fall; Halloween and cider mills are her thing! Apart from being in love with being a new Auntie and a dog mom, Samantha … From the Investigator: The Seasonal Affect – Samantha
Metadata capture versus the authentication of social media Could you explain this to the judge in your case? There is no more simplistic way to put this into words, so here it goes; just because you can capture the hash values of a social media post does not mean you have identified where or when an … Social Media Authentication Myths
Its amazing just how much a little client communication can benefit investigations. We have all seen the benefits of the early morning update, the day after surveillance, where the client can get an understanding of what is going on with their file. Not only do they get a better understanding of the state of their … Why is Client Communication Essential to a Successful Investigation?
April was another of those fun months regarding surveillance. With the weather warming up, as expected, so did claimant activity, collectively. Apparently, recreational venues don’t seem to bother some injuries as much as, let’s say, working a full-time job, but I digress. The war stories continue… One case, near the very beginning of the month, … Last Month in Surveillance