Organisations often have enough of a challenge just analysing internal data from multiple and disparate data sources. But you all must go one step further and query & analyse relevant external data.

If a motorist's motor insurance claim states that the weather was wet and slippery you must be able to check the external weather forecast. If wet and windy it ads credibility to the claimant. If dry it is a red flag that the claim is potentially fraudulent.

Many claims for whiplash come from solicitors a suspiciously short distance from:-

  • A vehicle body shop
  • A second hand car dealer
  • A scrap yard

These businesses are a mini fraud ecosystem and just adding a Google Street view search to any injury of vehicle crash claim will add immensely valuable information to weed out potential fraud