Death Verification

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When a death is said to have occurred, it is often necessary to verify that the death did in fact occur. This is because there are situations where an individual would wish to be viewed as dead even though he or she remains alive.

You can use your imagination to guess why people would want to appear dead such as they are running from the law, they wish to disappear from family and/or friends, or they wish to allow a legal right, such as life insurance, to be claimed.

Typically when someone purposely fakes their death, they intentionally leave a trail so that someone will make note of their death. Otherwise the person is merely a missing person. For example, consider someone who wishes to fake their death, allowing a spouse or family member to obtain life insurance payouts, and then intends to enjoy those payouts with their family after the payouts have been made.

If the person faking his or her death simply went off in the woods, pretended to die, and then went on their way without leaving any trail related to their death, then nobody would know; no life insurance claim would be made, and no payouts would occur.

So instead of simply staging their death in a vacuum, for the fake death to be of consequence, some type of evidence trail of their "death" must be left behind, and then received by the intended audience.

Elaborote schemes have been deployed to convince someone else that a person is dead. Here are some examples:
- A death certificate is forged and sent to the intended audience.
- Medical records of death are forged and sent to a government authority to produce a death certificate, which is then sent to the intended audience.
- A government official is bribed to register the death in an official vital statistics database. The information in the database is then sent to the intended audience.
- Someone is murdered and their body is used as a stand-in for the person who wishes to fake the death. Relatives positively "identify" the dead body to government authorities to obtain an inaccurate death certificate which can be forwarded to the intended audience.

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Death Investigtion

A death verification is performed when the intended audience receives the notice of death and wishes to authenticate that the death truly occurred. The most obvious example of this would occur when a claim is made for life insurance. In this circumstance, the insurance company has a financial interest in not paying out a false claim, while the claimant clearly intends to receive the money.

We perform death verification services for insurance companies in every country in the world. Some notable examples include: Brazil, Cuba, Germany, Haiti, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Venezuela

There are many points of verification that can be used to authenticate a death claim. We would share them here, but we are concerned we may be empowering a fraudster who is doing research on how to make a death claim look the most authentic as possible; if you fall into the category of a potential fraudster, we admonish you: please do not do this. Someone will figure it out and it will end up being a bad thing for you.

At Worldwide Resources, we have been providing death verifications not only in the United States but in virtually every country in the world since 2001. Our lengthy tenure, our volume of claims, the appropriateness of our processes, and the modernity of our systems yield the highest quality results. We are routinely used by some of the largest insurance companies in the world.

If you wish to initiate a new investigation, please Register and Submit a Request for a new investigation.

The initial consultation is free, and we adhere to the highest standards of professionalism. Your submission will remain anonymous. Our IT systems comply with HIPAA and are housed on servers that are audited to comply with SOC II.

You may also call us at: +1 417-883-1700. Phone reception is available between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm central US time, Monday - Friday. Of course we are working 24/7 in all parts of the world.



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