Mutual and Federal to raise fraud awareness
On special invitation from Mutual and Federal, the South African Insurance Crime Bureau (SAICB)’s Hugo van Zyl will be hosting fraud awareness sessions with the insurer’s brokers and staff. Topics to be tackled include current industry trends and vital tips to apply to proactively detect fraud. “The aim of this week was to highlight the seriousness and evergrowing problem of economic crimes in South Africa and our industry in particular. Fraud Week was first organised 12 years ago by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the world’s largest anti-fraud organisation in an effort to proactively fight fraud and help businesses safeguard their assets. The campaign was designed to raise the level of awareness and encourage our brokers and employees to be vigilant and report any suspicious and fraudulent activities,” said Gary Slater head of forensics at Mutual and Federal. “The SAICB is the only entity mandated by the short-term insurance industry to enable collaboration and facilitation in addressing organised crime and fraud prevention on behalf of the industry. And we encourage all our member companies to embrace International Fraud Awareness Week in this manner,” added Hugo.