'Gotcha': International Marine Insurance Fraud and Conspiracy: A Study Guide

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STEAL, CHEAT, AND LIE YOUR WAY TO THE TOP--a growing practice on both sides of the Atlantic that's costing consumers millions each year. Marine insurance is based on Uberrimae Fidei or utmost good faith but it hasn't worked out that way. Author Ed Geary closely examines the schemes of marine insurance fraud and conspiracy that involves not only boat owners and policy holders, but insurance brokers, and marine underwriters.
  • During his five year USCG training mission of the ...
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Overview

STEAL, CHEAT, AND LIE YOUR WAY TO THE TOP--a growing practice on both sides of the Atlantic that's costing consumers millions each year. Marine insurance is based on Uberrimae Fidei or utmost good faith but it hasn't worked out that way. Author Ed Geary closely examines the schemes of marine insurance fraud and conspiracy that involves not only boat owners and policy holders, but insurance brokers, and marine underwriters.
  • During his five year USCG training mission of the Venezuelan Coastguard Geary's disclosure of the Central Intelligence Agency's clandestine Operation Deep Six to destabilize the elected government of Venezuela and install Hugo Chavez as president put him in the cross-hairs of the Agency. Silencing him became an even greater priority when Geary exposed the CIA's theft of high value yachts used in idiotic schemes to smuggle of narcotics from Colombia to the United States.
  • Gotcha delves into the flawed business practices of The London Salvage Association that ultimately destroyed an organization that's been around before the reign of Queen Victoria and exposes the fraud and "trickle-down-corruption" that has tainted the Lloyd's Agency System.
  • After the melt-down of ENRON and WorldCom the cover-up of Arthur Andersen's fraudulent ship valuation conspiracy by the once reliable Lloyd's List in London challenges the imagination.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595327409
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,179,293
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2005

    'Gotcha' Hits Home

    The gist of this fine book deals with Marine fraud, but it's broader implications include government corruption and collusion with the insurance industry. Geary paints a graphic picture of an 'out of control' industry which pollutes everything it touches. His writing style is frank, honest and factual. Kudos to Mr Geary for an expose long overdue.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2004

    BRILLIANT

    a must read book that provides a captivating look at the maritime industry that makes for easy and informative reading. As a marine banker I particularly liked the Snatch and Grab caper in Cancun, Mexico......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2004

    'Gotcha': International Marine Insurance Fraud and Conspiracy: A Study Guide

    'Gotcha provides an intriguing depiction of maritime fraud in Latin America and the Caribbean, an area the author knows intimately well. An interesting and easy reading book packed with useful information that exposes both the good guys and the bad. I know because I know them all.'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2004

    'Gotcha': International Marine Insurance Fraud and Conspiracy: A Study Guide

    'Captain Geary has made a promising literary debut with his masterful portrayal of international maritime fraud. He names names and tells it like it is in a terse writing style that will hold readers spellbound. 'Gotcha' clearly shows that modern day pirates are still alive and well while providing a refreshing insight into today's insurance scams. 'Gotcha' is both interesting and informative and a must for anyone who owns a boat or is directly or indirectly involved with marine insurance.'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2004

    Capt. Geary's 'Gotcha' is a must-read for every mariner

    Capt. Geary's book about Marine Fraud is the only one of its kind I've ever read. It is a must-read for every sailor, yachtsman, broker, marine surveyor and sailing aficiando. It's a page-turner I couldn't put down. I heartily recommend it to everyone. John R.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2004

    EXCELLENT, INTERESTING A ND WELL WRITTEN

    MOST INTERESTING INSIGHT INTO THE MARINE INSURANCE BUSINESS WRITTEN BY A TRUE EXPERT. CANT WAIT FOR THE SEQUEL!

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