Specialist jewellery trade insurance brokers TH March will appear in the new series of BBC documentary Claimed & Shamed today (June 1), discussing the issue of fraudulent insurance claims.

Now in its fifth series, the programme is described by the BBC as: “…casting a covert eye over the ever-growing problem of insurance fraud, often featuring outlandish claimants as they’re caught out on camera”.

In T H March’s case, filmed interviews with company managing director Neil McFarlane providing background and explanation to the suspect claims are featured along with telephone voice recordings and visual dramatisations using actors and voice-over.


Neil McFarlane said: “At T H March we have built our reputation on the exemplary way in which we look after our customers when they need to make an insurance claim. It’s something we are very proud of – you only have to read the customer feedback on our website to see that we will always go the extra mile to get a claim fulfilled.

“However, a great reputation for paying out claims can, just occasionally, attract certain criminal elements that may gain the mistaken impression that we are something of a push over. ‘Claimed and Shamed’ has given us the opportunity to show that whilst our default is always from the standpoint that a claim is genuine, we are also vigilant when it comes to possible fraud.”

There are 10 episodes of Claimed and Shamed on BBC One every weekday at 11am for 2 weeks from Monday June 1. T H March will appear in three of them on June 2, 5 and 12.

All episodes of the show will be available on BBC iPlayer once they have been broadcast.