Claim Farmers: Just Hang Up

Claim Farming – Channel 7 News (24 July 2017)

MAIC are renewing calls for motorists to hang up if they are cold-called by a claim farmer. Any calls should be reported to MAIC on 1300 302 568 or by emailing details to maic@maic.qld.gov.au. Channel 7 Queensland Channel 7

Posted by Motor Accident Insurance Commission on Monday, 24 July 2017

The Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) is renewing its calls for the public to hang up if called by a claim farmer. Claim Farming is the process by which a third party (the ‘claim farmer’) cold-calls an individual to pressure them into making a compensation claim and then sells this claim to a law firm. MAIC have commissioned two actuarial firms to complete scheme-wide data analysis to hone in on the existence of any claim farming networks and is working with the Department of Justice and Attorney-General (DJAG) to stamp out this practice in Queensland.

If you are contacted by a claim farmer, do not provide or confirm any of your personal information, hang up and report the incident to MAIC by phone on 1300 302 568 or by emailing maic@maic.qld.gov.au with the details.

Last modified 25 July 2017