Alarming news as an astonishing 170,000 car insurance claims in the last 15 months are linked to crash for cash scam
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The crash for cash scam has increased at an alarming rate in recent times. There has been an investigation by the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) which suggests an astonishing 170,000 car insurance claims in the last 15 months were linked to crash for cash gangs. The IFB has highlighted which areas in particular are bad for this scam and they include B25, B34 and B8 of postcode areas of Birmingham and the BD7 and BD3 parts of Bradford.
Innocent drivers can be caught up in these collisions giving them a traumatic experience and even have a negative physical health impact. The innocent drivers will also have their own insurance premiums affected, losing their no claims bonus and having to pay excess for any damage caused. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said "These criminal gangs are often highly organised and put lives at risk. The amounts that they fraudulently claim can be huge, and can impact on the motor premiums paid by honest motorists.”
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By pinpointing hotspots the IFB has hoped that drivers will be more vigilant when in these areas where it is known that the criminal gangs operate. There have been cases of huge convictions for these scam operators. One such example was back in 2018 where a group of scammers involved in bogus insurance claims were convicted of conspiracy to defraud. The full scale of these crimes which were conducted in Wales involved over 150 people and cost companies over £2 million in false claims.
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