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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