"...we see that this year there are a lot of fraud events - in 2020 we recorded about 750 such events throughout the year, and in 2021, before the end of the year, we already have 880 fraud cases" says Arturas JUODEIKIS, Head of Operations Department at Lietuvos Draudimas. Over EUR 1.7 million has already been illegally attempted for non-insured claims this year. "Last year, the amount of illegally attempted benefits reached almost EUR 1.5 million, so it is obvious that this year the losses are already and will be higher", comments Arturas JUODEIKIS.
According to the expert of Lietuvos Draudimas, the most common scheme is when an attempt is made to make a profit by increasing the loss based on false circumstances of the event. According to the insurer representative, drivers are increasingly affected by those who cause accidents intentionally. "Such fraudsters are well acquainted with the road rules and take advantage of the negligence of other road users or the peculiarities of traffic organization, like difficult roundabouts or the number of lanes", he explained.