Two radio record jockeys in Australia were "stitched" when they heard a listener's story about fraudulent insurance fraud with a fake physiotherapist, all to help a friend.
"I need you to be a physio. I just need you to have a fake physio studio that I can go to to fix my fake injury," listener "Todd" told laughing Lewis Hobba and Michael Hing, who hosts 'Hobba and Hing' Afternoon Run on the Alternative Radio Station Triple J.
"We created a fake physio studio and we sent the insurance company bills for physio work to fix his fake injury and they paid us," the listener boasted.
Not amused at others was listening, along with the Insurance Board of Australia.
"Insurance fraud has cost the industry millions," an Insurance Council spokesman told news.com.au, adding that "many Australians need the support and protection of their insurers … These people can be affected when the insurer's resources are diverted from helping legitimate claims to deal with fraudulent claims. "
" How is this fun? Insurance fraud costs the rest of us a lot of time, ”tweeted one listener. “With equalized premiums. Out of reach of some people who want to protect and feel safe to insure what they have been working on. Yes, fun. Grow up.