Unhappy iPhone Insurance Companies Looking For Fake Theft Claims

iPhone Insurance providers fight back against theft claims from customers who had really lost their new iPhone. Unfortunately, some 3Gs iphone insurance company’s do not provide full protection in the event that an iPhone is lost, so when a consumer finds themselves in the situation where they have missed placed their iPhone, many take the decision to claim that their iPhone has been stolen, simply so they can make a claim on their iPhone insurance policy.

An error of judgment like making a theft claim rather than a loss claim can haunt the consumer and bring problems in future years, who may think that no one would ever know about their manipulation of the truth. Unfortunately this may not be the case any more, as iPhone insurance cover providers are now actively trying to seek out customers who they believe may be making a false claim by stating that their iPhone has been stolen.

Fake insurance claims have cost the insurance industry millions over the past 5 years, and many company’s are now fighting back. Fraud such as 3G iPhone insurance theft claims are getting relatively easy for insurance providers to spot and stamp out, taking the customer claim over recorder phone calls, certain questions are asked that will route out many of the rouge claims of theft, which many insurance providers now insisting in taking legal action against it’s red faced clients.

Unfortunately, many people seem to be unaware that making a false claim on something as small as the insurance policy for an iPhone is classed as insurance fraud, which if convicted, could land you with a criminal conviction. Now that must be a real wake up call for the average man in the street, a criminal record can have all sorts of negative affects on your future, from job applications to being refused insurance in other areas, such as laptop insurance, automotive and even home insurance products.

Insurance providers are now turning to a zero tolerance with this type of offence. iPhone insurance providers require a Police incident number before they will start to process your iPhone insurance claim. In order to get a Police incident number you will have to report your iPhone as stolen to the Police and make a statement to that effect, the Police are also actively getting involved with insurance fraud of this nature. So not only could you end up with a criminal conviction for insurance fraud, you could also add wasting police time or even attempting to pervert the course of justice, all because your iPhone cover did not cover you for loss!

There is some simple action you can take to avoid getting involved in this situation and firstly that would be to make sure that when you purchase 3GS iPhone insurance cover, you select a insurance policy that will cover you in the event of you loosing your iPhone. Secondly, if you find out your iPhone insurance cover did not offer cover for loss, then take the loss on the chin, rather than risk a criminal record for such a small amount of money