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The Swedish Social Insurance Agency

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We investigate and document all types of fraud directed towards national social insurance agencies. Research, surveillance, and an investigation is used to document both ongoing fraud and attempted fraud.

CONTROL OF THOSE RECEIVING FINANCIAL AID

This service is for the Swedish Social Insurance Agency, and what we do is that we investigate those receiving different types of financial aid, such as grants and compensation. We look into situations where financial aid is given to families with children, individuals with disabilities and/or where someone is on sick leave and receiving financial compensation.

We can also assist with cases where a person or a family is receiving housing aid, child support and more, to make sure they are truly eligible for the aid they are already receiving, and/or that they have applied for. We act as an extra resource for the Swedish Social Insurance Agency and their own investigators, and we investigate suspicious cases, and we make sure to document everything with pictures and video recording. We may also collect information from third parties, such as beauty clinics or healthcare facilities, and we analyze travel habits and other relevant occurrences.

Our investigations are conducted with surveillance playing a big part, but we also do extensive investigative research. Our team gathers information from social media and online sources, they investigate tips received and process other information. Each investigation is uniquely conducted based on the specific circumstances; for example, an investigator may find that an individual has gone on holiday several times abroad, even though they have claimed to be severely physically disabled.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP

Below are a few examples of situations where we can help:

  • When there are red flags indicating that an individual might not be eligible for the financial aid they are currently receiving.
  • In a case where someone is receiving housing aid, and where a revision is needed to see if the conditions remain the same and if the person still qualifies for financial aid.
  • If a revision is needed where someone has reported a work injury or has called in sick with something that will keep them from working for an extended period of time.
  • When someone is suspected of any other type of financial aid- or insurance fraud.

These types of controls are important in order for Försäkringskassan to continue its work to financially support those who actually need help and those who are entitled to it. By doing thorough routine checks, you can minimize the risk of money going out to individuals who are not entitled to receive financial aid, or to those who may have been eligible in the past, but whose status has changed.

SURVEILLANCE IN SWEDEN AND ABROAD

Surveillance may be used in a case to prove that an individual is not as physically challenged as he or she claims. We monitor and document a person’s behavior and daily routines, to see if they seem to be more mobile when they think nobody is watching. These types of investigations are conducted through surveillance, and we document our findings with photos and video recordings. This can be done in Sweden, but also abroad if the subject of our investigations chooses to travel abroad.

One thing we look at is whether an individual who claims to have limited mobility will do the heavy lifting, practice a sport or do anything else that does not fit the profile they have presented to Försäkringskassan, especially when they think that they are not being watched. If suspicion proves to be true, we provide evidence that can be used to take action.

In most international cases, we use our own experienced and locally situated staff, which means there are rarely any travel expenses to account for. This is thanks to our parent company Isra Intelligence having local offices around the world.

INVESTIGATING SUSPECTED FRAUD

Fraud costs the state enormous quantities every year, and this type of dishonest behavior seems to be on the rise. Fraud, in this context, is when someone has applied for financial aid due to for example a physical disability, even though that disability is non-existing or grossly exaggerated.

This particular type of fraud could also be if a sham company receives financial aid or grants from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency, so that money goes out to people that aren’t actually active within a certain field.

All of this is, of course, unethical, but it also affects those who actually need the help negatively, as it may make it harder for them to get the aid that would help them to live a normal life.

We use reliable sources, intelligence-, and physical surveillance methods to check up on those who receive any type of aid (financial or in the form of physical assistance), to reduce the risk of fraud.

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE?

If you need more information, please contact us. We offer a free consultation where you can discuss your problem with us.

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Casebook

A woman had been on medical leave for the past two years, as a result of a workplace accident where she had suffered a back injury. According to the woman herself, this injury forced her to spend most of her time in a wheelchair, which made it impossible for her to work. She received financial aid and compensation. After a while, anonymous tips came in, where someone stated that she did not actually need a wheelchair and that she was not entitled to the financial aid she had been receiving. This was very difficult for Försäkringskassan to prove, and we were contacted to help with further investigations.

As these types of cases are very sensitive, we presented a plan for a discreet investigation that would not affect the individual or in any way interfere with her life, and we opted for following her around without her knowledge. We found that she never used the wheelchair in her spare time, and we produced photo evidence of when she carried heavy bags from the car and into the house, as well as when she repeatedly played with the children outside in the yard. The evidence was submitted to Försäkringskassan and her financial aid was withdrawn.

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