Category Fraud/Crime

Mutual & Federal promotes anti-fraud awareness and education

24 November 2014 Mutual & Federal
Hugo van Zyl,  Chief Operating Officer of SAICB (South African Insurance Crime Bureau).

Hugo van Zyl, Chief Operating Officer of SAICB (South African Insurance Crime Bureau).

Mutual & Federal invited Hugo van Zyl from the South African Insurance Crime Bureau (SAICB) to host fraud awareness sessions with its brokers and staff. Topics included current industry trends and vital tips to apply to proactively detect fraud.

“The aim of this week was to highlight the seriousness and ever-growing problem of economic crimes in South Africa and our industry in particular. 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 & 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.

“Fraud Week” was first organised 12 years ago by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the world's largest anti-fraud organization in an effort to proactively fight fraud and help businesses safeguard their assets.

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