Tackling Fraud – A Webinar with the Special Investigations Unit of An Garda Síochána, Supported by Liberty Insurance
Presented by Sergeant Coleman - Garda Fraud Squad
Friday 23 April 2021 | Duration: 1 Hours
Following a recent consumer awareness campaign from Liberty Insurance around the area of Ghost Broking, Brokers Ireland and Liberty Insurance are delighted to invite Insurance Brokers to join members of the Special Investigations Unit of An Garda Síochána and Liberty Insurance for a webinar on tackling insurance fraud. The webinar will take place at 11.00 on Friday 23 April
During the webinar, we will be joined by Sergeant Coleman from the Garda Fraud Squad who will outline: research findings on the issue; recent cases studies and what to look out for and help to ensure customers and your clients are educated on the practice of ghost broking and how to avoid falling victim to it.
“At Liberty we live by our value of ‘Putting People First’. We were the first insurer in the Irish market to publicly call out this practise in 2017, and since then we have sought to work with An Garda Siochana, the Department of Finance, Brokers Ireland and other industry peers to tackle this growing problem. ” says Michael Skelton, Liberty Insurance.
“Brokers Ireland welcomes this consumer awareness initiative by Liberty Insurance. While conducting business over the web is now the norm, the web is also an easy marketplace for fraudsters……The easiest and cost-free first step to locating a genuine Insurance Broker is to check insurancebroker.ie or the Brokers Ireland website brokersireland.ie. All our Brokers are listed there, and all are regulated by the Central Bank…” Says Cathie Shannon, Brokers Ireland.
CPD will be applied for to the relevant educational bodies.