The Case of the Art Flambé
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Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE presents videos so you can learn how insurance fraud is perpetrated and what is necessary to deter or defeat insurance fraud. This Video Blog of True Crime Stories of Insurance Fraud with the names and places changed to protect the guilty are all based upon investigations conducted by me and fictionalized to create a learning environment for claims personnel, SIU investigators, insurers, police, and lawyers better understand insurance fraud and weapons that can be used to deter or defeat a fraudulent insurance claim.
Today’s video explains why a person was driven to try an arson for profit and how the insurer tried to defeat the crime.
When a person decides to perpetrate an insurance fraud, he pushes the pause button on his morality. His plan to commit the fraud will then become so flamboyant and creative that even the most innocent of claims adjusters will detect the crime. Such was the case of a Belgian immigrant. He came to the United States shortly after World War II. He eked out a living with various jobs as a low paid engineering draftsman.
Before he decided to change his career and try arson for profit, he had led a dull, but exemplary, life. He, at the age of sixty, married his second wife. Later they had a child. When the child was three, he contracted phlebitis and underwent several surgeries. He was unable to keep up with his work and, in any event, the aerospace industry had just lost several major contracts. He lost his job.
True Crime Stories
Barry Zalma presents fictionalized True Crime Stories of Insurance Fraud from an Expert who explains why Insurance Fraud is a “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose” situation for Insurers.
The stories help to Understand How Insurance Fraud in America is Costing Everyone who Buys Insurance Thousands of Dollars Every year and Why Insurance Fraud is Safer and More Profitable for the Perpetrators than any Other Crime.
If the fraud succeeds the insurer must charge more premium to cover the expense of defending the fraud and payment of funds to the fraud perpetrator. If the fraud fails the insurer must charge more premium to cover the expense of defending the fraud. Everyone, except the lawyers, lose.
As you watch the videos I hope they help you understand the effect that insurance fraud has on the perpetrators, the insurers, the people who need insurance, the people who buy insurance, and the people who keep the promises made by insurance policies.Over the last 54 years Barry Zalma has dedicated his life to insurance, insurance claims and the need to defeat insurance fraud.
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Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE, now limits his practice to service as an insurance consultant specializing in insurance coverage, insurance claims handling, insurance bad faith and insurance fraud almost equally for insurers and policyholders.
He practiced law in California for more than 44 years as an insurance coverage and claims handling lawyer and more than 54 years in the insurance business.
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