The Insurance Council urges Kiwis to help the fight against insurance fraud by reporting anyone they believe is stealing from their insurer by phoning its Fraud Hotline - 0508 FRAUDLINE (0508 372 835).

Insurance fraud is not a victimless crime because the cost of insurance cheats is passed directly on to every contents, home and vehicle policyholder - it is estimated $120 each year for each policyholder.

All calls and emails are treated with complete confidentiality. The information is passed on to specialist investigators who follow up the lead in collaboration with the New Zealand Police.

For more information please visit the Insurance Council.