Today, October 4 2022, BBC presents the series that casts a covert eye over the ever-growing problem of insurance fraud, and sees outlandish claimers as they’re caught out on camera.
Claimed and Shamed Today, October 4 2022
|Date||Summary||New / Repeat|
|Date||Summary||New / Repeat|
|Friday, 16 September 2022||Series 13 (Shortened Versions) Episode 15 of 15|
Insurance cheats come under the spotlight of the investigators. Today, a cheating cabbie involves his loved ones in a bogus injury claim following a car accident. A gardener claims on his personal accident insurance following accidents at customers’ properties but is found out when his supposed clients say they’ve never heard of him. Why are four students the only ones making personal injury claims when a double decker bus has a minor bump? The truth is revealed on the CCTV. An estate agent receiving income protection payments because he’s not well enough to work is caught doing three extra jobs on the side. And a cyclist claiming he damaged his knee in a collision with a car is exposed as a liar in lycra when online posts about his sporting achievements put the brakes on his personal injury claim.
|Thursday, 15 September 2022||Series 13 (Shortened Versions) Episode 14 of 15|
A sickness scam is uncovered when text messages expose the holidaymakers’ lies, and a claim for a burnt wig exposes a serial fraudster who changed his name to avoid detection.
|Wednesday, 14 September 2022||Series 13 (Shortened Versions) Episode 13 of 15|
Insurance cheats come under the spotlight of the investigators. Today, a traveller stranded abroad during the pandemic is caught out when the fraud detectives discover the fancy five-star hotel he claimed to have stayed at was closed due to Covid. A motorist involved in a crash is prepared to put himself under the knife for a pay-out, while a grieving wife claiming a life insurance pay-out following the sad death of her husband is exposed as a liar when police discover he’s still alive and working at a London hospital. A cabbie has a prang at traffic lights but tries to take his insurers for a ride by exaggerating his injuries, and a doctor is struck off after the medical reports he provided to back up claims for holiday sickness are discredited. Presented by Naga Munchetty.
|Tuesday, 13 September 2022||Series 13 (Shortened Versions) Episode 12 of 15|
The lies of an off-duty police officer making a false insurance claim after a near-miss on a motorway are exposed by his own dashcam footage. A shaggy dog story about a sick puppy fails to win over the pet's insurers, a grandson who tries to cash in on his gran’s insurance when she’s involved in a car accident is exposed as a fraudster, and a man who says he’ll never work again following a workplace accident is exposed on camera. And suspicions are raised when it’s discovered that two men who claim to have fallen down a drain during an evening stroll are found to have been drinking all day. Presented by Naga Munchetty.
|Monday, 12 September 2022||Series 13 (Shortened Versions) Episode 11 of 15|
A customer pretending to fall in shops so he can claim compensation is caught out on CCTV, and the owner of a stolen luxury car is unmasked as a fraudster thanks to his key fob.
|Friday, 9 September 2022||Series 13 (Shortened Versions) Episode 10 of 15|
Insurance cheats come under the spotlight of the investigators. Today, weeding out a dishonest claim - when forensic experts are called in to investigate the cause of a house fire, they discover an electrical fault was caused by illegal plants being grown in the loft.
A single-minded laptop owner insists call centre staff should give him a pay-out when he’s not even covered. Personal injury claims are made by a couple following a minor bus collision but were they even on board at the time? A labourer making a false claim for £90,000 is caught out when his close associates reveal to his insurers what he’s up to. And when a car accident leaves a man with a fear of crowds, insurers are amazed to find footage of him centre stage at a boxing match. Presented by Naga Munchetty.
|Thursday, 8 September 2022||Series 13 (Shortened Versions) Episode 9 of 15|
Insurance cheats come under the spotlight of the investigators. Today, a man claims for injuries following a car accident, but suspicions are raised when his social media reveals that he’s been having fun paragliding on holiday.
A woman tries to claim twice for the same necklace. An opportunist stops at the scene of a crash to take pictures so he can claim for injuries he never sustained. A man who claims injuries sustained in a boatyard accident have left him unable to work finds his claim is on the ropes when he’s spotted on social media taking part in a boxing match.
And the unusual and unlikely theft of two model steam engines leads the fraud inspectors to blow the whistle on the claim. Presented by Naga Munchetty.
|Wednesday, 7 September 2022||Series 13 (Shortened Versions) Episode 8 of 15|
Insurance cheats come under the spotlight of the investigators. Today, a man who claims a fall into a garden pond left him with a fear of heights posts pictures of himself enjoying a day out at one of Europe’s largest capsule water slides.
CCTV footage reveals that a supposedly serious crash between a bus and a taxi was in fact just a minor bump. A marketing exec who managed to lose three luxury laptops is revealed to be a serial fraudster. A driver who claims he was injured in a car prang is suspected of deliberately causing the accident. And a Rolex allegedly lost in the Mediterranean during a trip to Spain bobs back up to the surface when the owner is caught back in the UK trying to sell it on. Presented by Naga Munchetty.
|Tuesday, 6 September 2022||Series 13 (Shortened Versions) Episode 7 of 15|
Insurance cheats come under the spotlight of the investigators. Today, phantom passengers - an insurance company receives personal injury claims from passengers who weren’t even at the scene of the accident. A student tries to hoodwink insurers into paying out on a camera stolen during a mugging, but he slips up when he hands them a receipt dated after the supposed attack.
A restaurant worker who claimed to be injured after a ladder fell on her is taken down a rung or two when her social media posts reveal that she’s been scaling one of the highest mountains in the UK. The claim of a motorcyclist who collided with an ambulance comes crashing down when CCTV reveals he was at fault. And arson for cash – a plan to set fire to an empty trailer in return for money goes tragically wrong when a child is caught up in the blaze. Presented by Naga Munchetty.
|Monday, 5 September 2022||Series 13 (Shortened Versions) Episode 6 of 15|
Insurance cheats come under the spotlight of the investigators. Today, a frightening car accident after a woman slams on the brakes on a busy dual carriageway causing the car behind to crash into her. The fraud detectives think it’s deliberate, and dashcam footage reveals the truth. A claimant chasing a pay-out for an expensive engagement ring lost on holiday is caught out when the name of a high street electrical store pops up on the dodgy jewellery receipt. An inmate wants a pay-out because he says prison authorities are discriminating against him by not letting him work. A marketing executive tips coffee over his laptop and his insurers agree to pay out, but when he claims again for the same laptop, they suspect something is brewing. And a teacher is caught out on CCTV when he tries to pawn an expensive Rolex which was supposedly stolen in a burglary two years earlier. Presented by Naga Munchetty.
|Friday, 2 September 2022||Series 13 (Shortened Versions) Episode 5 of 15|
A clubber takes a tumble on the dance floor, but her claim against the club collapses when put under scrutiny. There's double trouble when a man tries to claim for the same expensive ring twice. Suspicions are raised when five televisions are damaged following a fall down a flight of stairs. Claims from students trying to cash in after a serious fire are swiftly extinguished by investigators, and a driver claiming big money for serious injuries following a car accident tries her hand at amateur dramatics before her lies are exposed.
|Thursday, 1 September 2022||Series 13 (Shortened Versions) Episode 4 of 15|
A cooked-up story following a minor prang between a pizza delivery bike and a Mercedes lands the claimant in court. A laptop is sawn in half, but is it really a case of home improvements gone wrong? A prisoner takes a tumble down the stairs and claims it’s the prison’s fault, until CCTV footage tells a different story. A minor bump on a petrol forecourt results in a false claim for whiplash, and insurance investigators turn the tables on a woman claiming £690,000 for a personal injury after a surveillance operation reveals she’s living life to the full.
|Wednesday, 31 August 2022||Series 13 (Shortened Versions) Episode 3 of 15|
An organised crime gang staging car accidents in crash-for-cash scams worth £400,000 is blown apart. A surveillance operation trips up a man claiming a big money payout following a trip on an uneven pavement. A student who thinks a false receipt can get him a cash payment on his laptop is caught out. A victim of minor whiplash exaggerates his injuries but is caught out by eagle-eyed lawyers, and a sacked employee who suffers a dramatic fall on his last day at work is caught out on CCTV.
|Tuesday, 30 August 2022||Series 13 (Shortened Versions) Episode 2 of 15|
The sophisticated theft of a luxury car is revealed to be an inside job when the fraudsters are caught out by tracking technology. A middleweight boxer who claimed his career was on the ropes following an accident reveals online that he’s fighting fit. A couple trying to scam the system by claiming for the same luxury jewellery twice are caught red-handed. A sailor chasing a big pay-out after being injured in an accident on board ship finds himself in choppy waters, and fraudsters trying to get away with an elaborate crash-for-cash scam are caught out on CCTV.
|Monday, 29 August 2022||Series 13 (Shortened Versions) Episode 1 of 15|
A window cleaner finds himself in hot water when his lies about being unable to work after an accident are exposed by an insurance company’s surveillance operation. A lucrative claim for wedding rings stolen on a romantic trip to New York is called into question when the victim is seen wearing them on social media months later. An inmate hoping for a big pay-out after an accident in prison sees his claim unravelling in court. A cheeky chancer puts in a claim for personal injury when he wasn’t even at the scene of the accident, and a house fire ends in tragedy when a claimant’s attempt to cash in on his home insurance goes terribly wrong.
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About Claimed and Shamed
Documentary series that casts a covert eye over the ever-growing problem of insurance fraud, and sees outlandish claimers as they’re caught out on camera.
This show is broadcast on BBC, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.