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Fido Fraud - liquidate your pet

According to a recent article in the Guardian Fido Fraud is sweeping the UK.  Apparently liquidating your pet and claiming on the insurance is a growth area.  So is claiming for non-existent vet bills on pet insurance - even claiming vet bills for non-existent pets.

So there we have it.  Times is hard - Fido gets it!


P.S. I am not actually advocating you should do this!  Perhaps I should add a rider along the lines of "Don't try this at home!".

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That is truly evil!

ShirleyM | | Permalink

Unfortunately, the greed of people never ceases to amaze me. I would rather starve than inflict suffering on a living creature (human or not!).

If they are genuinely hard up then they should re-home the animal, sell it, or have it humanely destroyed. A pet (or any animal other than livestock) should not be used to bolster your finances.

I always thought Insurance companies only paid from hard evidence of bills, etc! I learn something new every day!

The RSPCA are a joke. They may get involved if it means plenty of good publicity, but don't kid yourself that the RSPCA, as an organisation, care about animals. Many of their volunteers do, but they are quite often ostracised by the RSPCA for their efforts! Just google RSPCA and you will see the dirty tactics they employ to get money (very little of which is spent on animal care), while ignoring genuine cruelty. Have you ever tried to get the RSPCA to help you with a case of cruelty or neglect???? It is nigh on impossible!



The Black Knight | | Permalink

I was just going to eat them !

what about

The Black Knight | | Permalink

The insurance on the liquidiser ?...things just got stuck !

DJ's picture

I saw this article .........

DJ | | Permalink

............... sadly this is just an inevitable extension of the household insurance scams that have been going on for years. Laptops that mysteriously commit suicide by leaping off tables, valuable ornaments that are so accident prone that they get broken twice, the run down council house whose owners suddenly realise a picture destroyed in a fire or food was actually a priceless old master. 


Of course one example of this was the accountant and the engineer who were fishing in the Caribbean. The accountant said, "I'm here because my house burned down, and everything I owned was destroyed by the fire. The insurance company paid for everything."

     That's quite a coincidence," said the engineer. "I'm here because my house and all my belongings were destroyed by a flood, and my insurance company also paid for everything."
     The accountant thought for a moment, but was puzzled. Finally he asked the engineer, "How do you start a flood?"


My dog had a lot of expensive

Chris Wise | | Permalink

My dog had a lot of expensive care last year and the insurance company paid nothing until they had invoices and claim forms countersigned by her vet.

Agree with Shirley on the RSPCA, friend of mine works for the local police and says they are a nightmare, won't take abandoned animals etc. I certainly wouldn't donate to them, prefer to give to the Rescue I got my hound from, at least I know they care about the dogs.


If anyone is looking for a worthy cause to give a Christmas or Hanukkah donation to.

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