Cash for crash scam that cheated insurers out of millions revealed

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The scam covered 3 counties and went on for 3 years before insurance  fraud investigators began examining the suspicious claims. 

The scams were operated in different ways:

  • when an innocent third party hits a car that stops suddenly; or
  • staged when drivers in both vehicles are party to the scam

Some accidents did not happen at all, but a claim was made for loss and damage and the personal injury element was exaggerated.

The gang that was uncovered used a farm to store the damaged vehicles, they had different names, a supply of drivers and a vehicle assessor to make fake accident reports.

I refer to my blog on 25 March!  I am somewhat shocked that it has taken the insurance company 3 years to uncover this operation.  As I mentioned on the 25 March, if insurance companies tightened up their security these scams would not be able to happen.

The article also mentions fake loss of earnings claims of £70,000.00.  Surely this is  impossible if proper documentation to prove earnings is requested.

I blame the insurance companies for letting these claims happen!

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