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English definition of “exaggerated claim”

exaggerated claim

noun [C]     INSURANCE
a request for an insurance payment , which states that someone's illness , accident , loss , etc. is more serious than it really is in order to trick the insurance company into paying them extra money : A common type of insurance fraud is when workers submit exaggerated injury claims for workerscompensation payouts .
(Definition of exaggerated claim noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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