The German insurance industry is facing the challenge of identifying and stopping fraudulent insurance claims. The facts speak for themselves:Each year, over €50 billion are paid out in damages for indemnity and accident insurance claims alone. It can be assumed that at least every tenth claim is fraudulent in nature. This is why an active fraud detection system is an integral component of the initial claims processing procedure, even in industries with so-called large quantities of damages. Here, the spotlight is on the detection of new fraud patterns. Approaches based on artificial intelligence (AI) enable insurers to identify new types of abuse patterns quickly and to initiate the corresponding countermeasures.