Woman Uses Fitness App, and Insurer Takes Notice

Woman in Denmark apparently goes a little too public
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2018 8:22 AM CDT
Woman Uses Fitness App, Quickly Sees a Downside

A woman in Denmark using a fitness app to post her workout data caught the attention of the wrong people—the insurance company paying her for the last several years after an injury. As Business Insider reports, the woman had been receiving $33,000 a year since 2008 after a whiplash injury. But when insurer AP Pension saw her fitness data on the Endomondo app, it launched a fraud investigation and eliminated the payouts before relenting and reinstating them at a lesser amount.

Her plight came to light because a trade union publicized the case as a warning to others to watch what what they post. Endomondo is a Danish app bought by American sports apparel company Under Armour a few years ago, and most of its users are outside the US, per the Local. (The US military is worried about another potential downside to fitness apps: the revealing of secret military bases.)

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