[LISTEN] Fraud on the rise in SA - and doctors are some of the biggest culprits

Fraud is on the rise in South Africa.

The South African Fraud Prevention Services held it's fraud summit focusing on data leaks.

The conference, SAFPS and the Insurance Crime Bureau (SAICB), has brought together business leaders, regularity bodies, and members of the Black Sash.

We did see an increase in fraud.

Manie van Schalkwyk, Executive Director at The South African Fraud Prevention Service

One underestimates the fraud, waste and abuse that is happening in the healthcare industry.

Manie van Schalkwyk, Executive Director at The South African Fraud Prevention Service

Doctors claim up to 78 hours of services provided in one day which is totally impossible.

In some instances, some doctors are in cahoots with patients, where the doctor will say to the patient, I will pay you R150 but I'm going to claim from your medical aid, so it becomes a cash scheme.

Manie van Schalkwyk, Executive Director at The South African Fraud Prevention Service

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