Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter – January 15, 2017

The New Year’s Reminder of Red Flags of Fraud 

Every Insurance Adjuster Must Be Trained About Fraud

In the last 49 years that I have been in the business of insurance I have learned the one thing that is a certainty: the quality of insurance fraud perpetrators is almost non-existent. That means that it is so easy to steal from insurance companies that amateurs with no skills are jumping into the business of defrauding insurers. If the insurance industry learns enough about insurance fraud and defeats the claims of the amateurs the professional fraud perpetrators will go away and work easier crimes. If not, they will continue to bleed the insurance industry. It has been my desire, for the 21 years Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter has been published, to help in the effort to make insurance fraud more difficult for the perpetrators and reduce what fraud takes from the insurance industry.

Because more insurers are training their people to recognize insurance fraud in this issue you may be surprised to see cases where fraud failed and the perpetrator spent time in jail even though the number of convictions seem to be shrinking.

 The Current Issue Contains the Following

  • The New Year’s Reminder of Red Flags of Fraud
  • Illumeo Continuing Education
  • A Prerequisite to Effective Anti-Insurance-Fraud Work
  • New from Barry Zalma
    • “Insurance Law”
  • The Purpose of An Insurance Fraud Investigation
  • Barry Zalma Speaks at Your Request
  • The Staged Accident
  • E-Books from Barry Zalma
    • Insurance Fraud and Weapons to Defeat Fraud 
    • “Getting the Whole Truth”
    • “Random Thoughts on Insurance – Vol. IV”
  • Paper Property
  • The Zalma Insurance Claims Library
  • Wisdom
  • Barry Zalma
  • Good News From the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud
  • Health Insurance Fraud Convictions
  • Zalma Insurance Consultants Provides the Following Services to its Clients
  • Other Insurance Fraud Convictions
  • Books from the American Bar Association
    • The Insurance Fraud Deskbook
    • Diminution in Value Damages
  • Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter
  • The Legend.
  • Legal Disclaimer

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 Zalma’s Insurance 101 

I have completed a video blog called Zalma’s Insurance 101 that consist of 1022 three to four minute videos starting with “What is Insurance” and moving forward to insurance fraud investigations explaining the basics of insurance and insurance claims handling in a painless fashion that can be viewed every morning with the first cup of coffee at  Zalma’s Insurance 101.

The videoblog is adapted from my book, Insurance Claims: A Comprehensive Guide available at the Zalma Insurance Claims Library.

Some of the 1,022 videos follow: If you start at Volume 1 at the bottom of the blog’s first page and view one or two videos a day you will have approximately 12 to 24 hours of training a year until you get to the last video.


About Barry Zalma

An insurance coverage and claims handling author, consultant and expert witness with more than 48 years of practical and court room experience.
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