Australia is a hotbed of shark attacks and/or shark attack reporting. In the last few years, there has either been an uptick in shark attacks or an uptick in national media reporting shark attacks. Either way, there are shark attacks in Australia, and shark attacks are scary. And one company is profiting off of it: not surprisingly, it’s an insurance company.
Now, insurance companies wouldn’t exist if bad things happened to people as much as insurance companies wanted people to think they do. If they had to pay out every single person they insure, they’d be out of business in a hot second. And if you’ve ever made a claim, you know that the insurance company you shell out your hard earned money to will fight tooth and nail to NOT pay you what you paid them to pay you. Big business! Ain’t it grand?