According to a report, South Africans are renting and buying dead bodies to scam life insurers.

Business Insider South Africa reports that life insurers had rejected 1,915 funeral claims worth R176.4 (ZAR) million–approximately $12M USD–in 2018, of which 1,127 were found to involve fraudulent documentation.

Some 156 fraudulent claims indicated syndicate involvement, and incredibly, in seven cases, the beneficiaries were found to have caused the death of the life insurance policyholder.

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