A new ‘crash for cash’ tactic is being employed by criminals to target unsuspecting drivers, say anti-fraud experts at AX.
A series of trials have concluded resulting in 77 people being convicted for their role in a major insurance fraud ‘crash for cash’ scam.
An operation to convict network of 19 criminals – including a company boss – which induced car collisions to generate £1.1m in fake personal injury claims was concluded on 15 December at Harrow Crown Court, where 5 men were given jail terms.
Motorists are being warned about an aggressive new strain of the ‘crash for cash’ scam that is being used by opportunistic criminals.
Crash for cash fraudsters are being successfully targeted thanks to a data sharing service run by a leading law firm.
UK motorists believe on-board CCTV cameras could stop crash for cash fraudsters in their tracks, research suggests.
Road traffic accidents deliberately caused in order to claim for whiplash compensation are at an all-time high, according to Aviva.
One in four motorists (26%) think the UK should take the lead in the fight against so-called ‘crash for cash’ scams by making in-car cameras compulsory.
With reports of crash for cash incidents increasing by 50% over the past year, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is warning at-work drivers to watch out for crash for cash scammers.
An in-cab camera from the Vehicle Group has clearly shown the blatant fraud of a 'crash for cash' scam.
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