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Danish insurance study finds men primary culprits in insurance fraud

Danish insurance study finds men primary culprits in insurance fraud

Men were found to be the worst culprits in insurance fraud, representing three-quarters of schemes, according to statistics compiled by Danish insurers Forsikring & Pension, as reported in the Copenhagen Post on Monday.

The insurer compiled its statistics based on cases reported by the majority of insurance companies in Denmark, according to the newspaper.

Experts say it could have to do with male expectations.

“I don’t think that men have a lower moral threshold than women, but these figures imply it is still the man who thinks of himself as the breadwinner, and if the family ends up in economic difficulties, there could be pressure so that he feels it’s his job to remedy the situation,” a spokeswoman for Danish firm Insurance Joint Stock Alka told the Post.

“Unfortunately, some people try to solve their problems by defrauding their insurance company,” she added.

Or maybe, ‘tis the season.

“Christmas, as we know, costs a lot of money, and there are always more cases during the festive season,” Jesper Dall, head of Tryg Insurance’s investigative arm, told the newspaper. “We can also see the trend leading up to the summer holidays when people need money to travel.”








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