The insurance industry has been around for hundreds of years and during this time, it has offered policies to cover almost any risk imaginable. Although many types of insurance policies have real value and protect us against the risk inherent in daily life, some individuals have tried to use these policies for their own benefit.
It is no secret that many insurance fraud schemes involve illicit activities, huge amounts of debt and sometimes even murder. People have resorted to some crazy feats to get a quick pay out, although most of the time they are caught out in the process leading to some massive fines and even longer prison sentences.
Studies have shown that fraudulent claims have steadily increased since the recession in and around 2008 highlighting massive debt as the primary cause of insurance fraud.
Whatever their motivations, many perpetrators have crossed the line of legality and in most cases, morality. The guys over at Top Quote have made this infographic that gives some insight into the strangest insurance fraud claims ever made and what got them caught.
Click on the pages below to reveal the weirdest insurance fraud claims of all time.