‘Cold play’: Taiwanese man goes for leg amputation in scam to claim million-dollar payout

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A Taiwanese university student was hoping to pocket over NT$41 million (S$1.7 million) in insurance payouts by claiming that he lost his feet to frostbite. But his frosty fraud has instead landed him in hot water, after investigators found out he had soaked his feet in dry...

Evidence of Chang sinking his feet into a pail of dry ice taken by his fraud accomplice and obtained by the Taiwanese authorities.A Taiwanese university student was hoping to pocket over NT$41 million in insurance payouts by claiming that he lost his feet to frostbite.

First, Chang took out policies covering disabilities, injuries, health and travel safety from at least five insurers. Chang’s legs were swollen after the long ordeal. He was hospitalised on Jan 28, 2023, and on Feb 6, he had a below-the-knee amputation.However, the dates of his policy purchases and his injury raised suspicions among other insurers, who reported the case to the local authorities.

Source: Education Headlines (educationheadlines.net)

 

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