A staged insurance loss is a fictitious loss created for the sole purpose of defrauding an insurer. Wherever insurance exists in the world there is insurance fraud. It is an equal opportunity crime performed by every race, religion, language spoken or national origin.

The number of variations on types of staged losses is limited only by the imagination of the insurance criminals. This article describes some of the variations and how an insurer should deal with a fraudulent claim when it is discovered.

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