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Claimed And Shamed

Series 7-10

Duration: 40 x 45'

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This fast-paced returning series works closely with the highly skilled police units who via secret filming and dawn raids hunt down, arrest and convict fraudsters creating false claims, including murder, deliberate crashes and bogus pets.

Presented by Ore Oduba, this series highlights the extraordinary and often ridiculous lengths some people go to in order to try and receive a bumper insurance payout. 

Following the Met Police and the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department on a number of early morning raids, as they convict suspected insurance fraudsters.

Series 7 - 10 x 45'

Series 8 - 10 x 45'

Series 9 - 10 x 45'

Series 10 - 10 x 45'

Series 7 - 10 x 45'

Episode 1

A claimant ends up behind bars when secret filming exposes his injuries as lies. A bus claim stalls when CCTV reveals an alleged accident never happened, and a greedy policyholder is left with a chequered financial record after trying to con his way into a double payout. In the USA, the jaw-dropping case of a woman caught planning her husband’s murder by an undercover police officer posing as a hitman, and the next stop is prison when the British Transport Police catch up with a trio of fraudsters behind a massive mobile phone fraud.

Episode 2

The orchestrator of a crash-for-cash operation targeting delivery vehicles finds himself behind bars when the Metropolitan Police catch up with him. Time is called on a claim for a lost watch when metadata from photos to support the claim actually prove the claimant’s dishonesty. Justice is on the menu for one woman after her outrageous attempt at a trip-and-slip claim in a canteen is caught on CCTV, while a gang claiming for accidents that never even happened find themselves in court when insurers crack their scam. And a claimant finds herself out of pocket when her attempt to defraud her insurer backfires, and she has to repay her undeserved payouts.

Episode 3

A man claiming he can’t work has his supposedly injured back to the wall after secret filming catches him out, while a woman who misses her flight tries to stage an elaborate cover-up. The Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department catch up with a fraudster claiming for loss of earnings on a job he didn’t even have, and in the USA, a man is murdered in a barbaric life insurance scam

Episode 4

The Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department pay an early morning visit to a fraudster suspected of selling fake motor insurance policies, and a tiny car park prang results in a shocking claim for personal injury. An amateur boxer’s attempt to defraud the Royal Mail ends up on the ropes when his fake personal injury claim is knocked back. A driver’s outrageous attempt to bag a bumper payout backfires after it’s caught on camera, and a fraudster is forced to admit to his crimes when confronted by his mobile insurer.

Episode 5

The Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department bring down a flashy fraudster who cheated his way to over £100,000, splurging it on fast cars and expensive holidays. CCTV is the undoing of an impatient cyclist who attempts to blame a bus company for his risky riding, while a woman lands herself in hot water when her claim for a leak goes down the pan. A pet owner tries to encourage a veterinary practice to lie on their claim form, and the dark story of an American surgeon who performed unnecessary procedures on patients to line his own pockets.

Episode 6

Undercover filming catches out a bus driver suspected of grossly exaggerating injuries sustained at work. A thrill-seeking holidaymaker without the right insurance cover sees his claim crash and burn, whileRoyal Mail scupper a second-class attempt at postal fraud. Social media and the inability to get their stories straight proves to be the undoing of a group of friends who try their hands at an elaborate crash-for-cash con, and in the USA justice is delivered for the woman whose sickening health insurance fraud saw an innocent man jailed.

Episode 7

Social media is the undoing of a group of friends who deliberately crash their cars to get a bumper insurance payout, and a tailor’s claim for expensive suits ruined by sewage goes down the pan. Insurers block an outrageous attempt by a customer to get her hands on a second replacement phone, while CCTV exposes the lies of a motorist who claims a collision with a bus has left him needing in-home care. A dog owner attempts to use the tragic death of her puppy to make a false insurance claim, and a fisherman is caught hook, line and sinker after falsifying a burglary claim.

Episode 8

The Metropolitan Police team up with insurers to close in on a criminal gang deliberately causing crashes with innocent motorists so that they can submit fraudulent insurance claims. A lorry driver’s personal injury claim stalls when surveillance footage captures him doing the things he claims he can’t, while two former prison mates come unstuck when they hatch a plan to cash in at the expense of their insurers by staging a car accident. A man hoping to tie the knot makes an indecent proposal on his claim form, and a bus passenger’s claim goes belly up when it’s captured on CCTV.

Episode 9

The Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department carry out a series of early morning raids as they bring down a huge car insurance scam, and the diagnosis isn’t good for a traveller’s medical claim when photos intended to back up his claim actually put it on the critical list. One woman’s opportunistic attempt to cash in on a broken television falls flat when she’s forced to admit her fraud, an inmate’s personal injury claim goes down the drain when he tries to blame the prison for his own carelessness, and the owner of a tanning salon is caught red-handed after attempting to make up the shortfall in her insurance payout with a fraudulent claim.

Episode 10

A speeding fine leads to Greater Manchester Police busting a sophisticated fraud racket worth a quarter of a million pounds. A wannabe master forger’s attempt to fake receipts for lost designer goods is foiled by bad spelling. A claim for a stolen car backfires when insurers discover it was entirely made up, metadata contained in a photo puts a spanner in the works for a claim for some stolen tools, and a lie to an insurance company about an accident that took place in a betting shop doesn’t pay out.

Series 8 - 10 x 45'

Episode 1

A bogus car insurance claim leads to the police tracking down and recovering hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of vehicles stolen from the UK, while a mother’s attempt to cash in with a personal injury claim after the most minor of bus crashes is caught on camera. A man ends up doing time when the City of London police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department crack his lost watch scam and a father frames his own son for destroying a supposedly valuable work of art. In the USA an attempt at home insurance fraud ends in tragedy.

Episode 2

Secret filming reveals a woman claiming she’s too injured to work is as fit as an insurance fiddler, a Doctor fakes a family member’s death to avoid paying for replacement flights and a professional fighter’s bid for compensation is knocked back. The Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department catch up with the owner of courier company who sent his unsuspecting delivery drivers out on UK roads without insurance in an effort to save money, while compensation is off the menu for a man caught throwing himself down some restaurant stairs in an outrageous personal injury stunt and a traveller’s claim for a helicopter rescue that never happened fails to get off the ground.

Episode 3

The Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department catches up with a married couple who’ve been systematically defrauding their medical insurers for over a decade. Two men end up owing an insurance company over ten thousand pounds after deliberately crashing their cars into each other to try and earn a quick buck, an employee’s compensation claim for an injury at work falls flat when it’s discovered he wasn’t actually there at the time of the accident and a whiplash claim comes to a screeching halt when CCTV footage reveals that the 2 vehicles involved barely touched each other.

Episode 4

Secret filming reveals a man’s injuries are grossly exaggerated, a holidaymaker concocts an elaborate story to cover the costs of missed flights and a fraudster fakes a serious illness to claim for loss of earnings for a made up career, two motor insurance fraudsters are caught in the act staging a car crash, and a horrifying tale of torture from America sees a woman executed in a shocking life insurance con.

Episode 5

A man charged with illegally selling bogus insurance policies goes on the run after his home is raided by the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department. A sportswoman’s claim for loss of earnings falters at the start line when an Internet search reveals she’s been competing all along and a man’s attempt to commit insurance fraud by staging a car crash fails to get out of first gear. An opportunist learns that it’s hard to get money in compensation for falling over when CCTV footage shows that you remained on your feet the entire time and a personal injury claim is knocked back when phone call recordings reveal the claimant admitted, not once but twice, to her insurance company that she wasn’t hurt in any way.

Episode 6

CCTV stops a pedestrian’s personal injury claim in its tracks when it shows that he was never hit at all, pet insurers expose a dog owner’s canine con and the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department unravel the plot when a wannabe film director claims an airline has lost nearly £200,000 worth of camera equipment. A social media search delivers the knock out blow to a martial arts fighter’s bogus personal injury claim, a serial scammer’s repeated travel insurance claims are grounded and in America a tragic accident turns out to be a shocking life insurance fraud.

Episode 7

A man with a genuine claim is left empty handed after secret filming reveals he’s been grossly exaggerating his injuries. A serial fraudster is sentenced to a decade behind bars when the law catches up with him. A claim for a lost mobile phone is cut off when investigations reveal the owner’s already put in ten identical claims. Call recordings come back to haunt one claimant when they try to claim for personal injury compensation, having previously declared they weren’t hurt at all and a passenger on a night bus discovers it’s hard to prove you’ve suffered whiplash injuries when CCTV shows there was never a collision and you were stayed asleep the entire time.

Episode 8

The Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department are the on the hunt for a gang of fraudsters attempting to scam thousands of pounds out of insurance companies using a broken down ice-cream van, a prisoner hasn’t learnt any lessons in good behaviour as she tries to lie her way to an insurance payout and a traveller’s harrowing account of being attacked and robbed at gunpoint whilst travelling in Tanzania turns out to be a total fabrication. Also, an Insurance company cries ‘foul’ when social media exposes a footballer’s attempts to kick off a fraudulent personal injury claim and an American woman’s evil plan to cash in on her husband’s one million dollar life insurance policy, is thwarted thanks to some extraordinary hidden camera footage.

Episode 9

A private credit hire company work with police to identify a mysterious thief stealing fraudulently obtained hire cars and flush him out in unique sting operation, a man loses his cool when his bogus mobile phone claim is cancelled and a bus inspector masterminds a deliberate crash for cash with a bus full of passengers. When a man’s cellar floods with raw sewage the smell of home insurance fraud is unmistakable and a driver caught staging collisions to make fraudulent insurance claims flees the country.

Episode 10

Secret filming captures the remarkable recovery of a man claiming he can barely walk, while a woman who claims to have lost her phone on a drunken night out gets a sobering response from her insurers. A careless cyclist’s personal injury claim hits the skids, the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department catch a teenager selling fake insurance policies to unsuspecting motorists and attempt to extend a holiday abroad goes down the pan. In America a doctor giving chemotherapy to healthy patients is exposed in the country’s biggest heath care fraud.

Series 9 - 10 x 45'

Episode 1

Undercover filming reveals that a handyman is working despite claiming disability on his income protection policy, while a travelling football fan is caught offside as he struggles to get almost every aspect of his stolen luggage story straight.An opportunist tries to catch her insurers napping by claiming for a top-of-the-line mattress, a serial fraudster comes unstuck after he tries to make the same personal injury claim three times in 12 years, and in the USA a convicted fraudster goes to jaw-dropping lengths to delay a ten-year jail sentence.

Episode 2

A motorist with a genuine claim is left out of pocket when forensic engineers discover that he has used a hammer to grossly exaggerate the damage to his vehicle, and a prisoner’s bogus personal injury claim collapses after he fails to get his facts straight. A couple go on the run when their elaborate claim of being burgled at knife point is exposed as a fraud after the woman is interviewed wearing the jewellery she claimed was stolen, and phone records show that insurance for a new puppy was taken out after it had been injured.

Episode 3

A claim for a water-damaged mobile phone sinks when the claimant admits it is a fraudulent claim, and shocking spelling is the undoing of a chancer attempting to cash in on their travel insurance policy for medical treatment that never took place. A couple fail to get their stories straight in a made-up motor insurance claim, while an opportunist miraculously predicts her own accident at work. Pub CCTV cameras show what really happened when a cyclist attempts to take the brewery for a ride with a personal injury claim, and a pair of motorists confess to claiming for the same damage twice.

Episode 4

A serial scammer is caught out when he attempts to make identical travel insurance claims by altering the figures on a police report, while a caravan owner concocts an elaborate story to claim for a theft that never even happened. A fraudster who cashed in by selling worthless insurance policies is brought to justice, and a couple’s personal injury claim fails to get into first gear when bus CCTV reveals that they deliberately caused the collision themselves. In the USA, a fraudster’s barbaric scheme to profit from a fraudulent insurance claim results in a life-changing injury for his victim.

Episode 5

A serial fraudster’s bogus burglary claims are busted when greed gets the better of him, a motorist is caught red-handed when he tries to claim for the same damage twice, and a woman comes clean after a dirty attempt to claim on her phone insurance. A holidaymaker is caught trying to use her travel policy to fund a make-over, a motorist’s opportunist attempt to cash in on a crash is scuppered by CCTV footage, and a dog breeder fails to get her facts straight when pursuing a claim for an injured puppy.

Episode 6

A railway worker’s £300,000 personal injury claim for a broken thumb hits the buffers when undercover filming proves he is taking his insurers for a ride, and a fraudulent claim for a mobile phone lost in a river sinks like a stone when the handset resurfaces in a recycling shop. Metadata embedded in a photo is the undoing of a woman whose claim for almost £2,000 worth of stolen make-up turns out to be made up. A dog owner is caught attempting to take out a policy on a puppy after it has been injured, and black box technology fitted to a car reveals what really happened in an elaborate crash for cash con.

Episode 7

A large-scale bogus injury scam is foiled as a group of football supporters fail to clock the CCTV cameras on board the bus, a motorist is caught in the act when he tries to repeat a previous claim by deliberately causing an accident, and social media is the undoing of a bride-to-be’s claim for a lost engagement ring. A driver’s attempt to exaggerate his claim backfires when he can’t get his story straight and in America, a psychiatrist involved in diagnosing patients with false mental illnesses is exposed in one of the largest fake prescription scams in history.

Episode 8

A driver’s personal injury claim is rumbled when CCTV footage reveals that he was never even in the car, while a woman’s attempt to cash in at the expense of her travel insurer is exposed, thanks to her childish counterfeit skills. It is bad news for a burglary claim when a photo of one of the stolen items includes a newspaper from after the date of the burglary, and a party-loving claimant is caught out when his friends and family reveal that his accident was nobody’s fault but his own. A claim for fire damage goes up in smoke when insurers prove the claimant didn’t even own the house at the time, and an opportunistic bus passenger fails to spot the cameras recording his every move when he changes the sequence of events to suit his personal injury claim.

Episode 9

A gang that risked the lives of innocent motorists by deliberately causing crashes is brought to justice, while undercover filming catches out a budding entrepreneur who thinks he can claim on his income protection policy whilst running his own business. Metadata and a feeble attempt at forgery derail a fraudulent claim for possessions lost on a train, social media posts come back to haunt a woman trying to insure her mobile phone after she has lost it on a drunken night out, and a boxer’s ham-fisted bid to cash in with a bogus personal injury claim is knocked back by his insurer.

Episode 10

The next stop is jail for a gang that made the mistake of thinking it could cash in by deliberately causing a collision with a bus, while a holidaymaker’s claim for lost luggage is grounded thanks to forged documents. Information embedded in digital photos submitted to back up a burglary claim proves that the items were never even stolen, and a phone call comes back to haunt a motorist claiming for compensation two-and-a-half years after the accident took place. Time is called on a personal injury claim against a pub when CCTV shows the claimant wasn’t even there, and in America a woman is found guilty of killing her husband for money.

For BBC1

Claimed And Shamed: Series 9
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