I have always found it interesting that some in our society don't see it as fraud/theft if one does it against a Government Department or Agency or a large successful organisation. An individual wrote to me today and noted that many did not see individuals cheating on ACC as a criminal activity and therefore ignored the crime occurring in front of them.
In this blog I want to ensure that readers understand that a person cheating on ACC by making false claims has their hand firmly in your pocket, with the same impact that a pick pocket has when they successfully pick your pocket of valuables. The more people who successfully defraud ACC the more increases in levies must occur to make up for the shortfall in the fund used to support victims of accidents. There is no magic wand to make the shortfall in funds. We all must pay our share.
It makes no sense to me that individuals who know other individuals are working the system and understand the impact on levies, tolerate this very "jack" attitude that some have in regards cheating the system.
The ACC is a national no fault personal insurance scheme which benefits those unfortunate people who have accidents without them having to go through the legal process of suing individuals or organisations who may/may not have been responsible for the accident, a process that can often take years to complete.
If you have information about individuals who are "working" the system, provide that information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or use the encrypted online message form. Don't standby while individuals rip off a system designed to help everyone who has an accident and requires medical treatment to restore to health.