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12/07/04
Kylie the Queen of CD Insurance Claims
- Fraudsters 'not very original' say researchers

ONE of the most common frauds of all is to exaggerate an insurance claim and one of the most common ways to exaggerate an insurance claim is to file a list of phantom CDs that have been stolen, lost or burnt.

Researchers have now discovered that the most likely artist named in such phantom CD collections is Kylie Minogue. Kylie beats off fraud fan competition from second placed Westlife with Bryan Adams taking third place in a league compiled by Absolute Customer Management, a company that helps insurance firms detect fraud.

"Our team has learned that these are the ones that fraudsters make up time and time again when they're put on the spot," said Bill Trueman of ACM. "We can only assume that most fraudsters aren't very original."

The message to would-be fraudsters appears to be to develop a more eclectic music taste.



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