Cash for crash scam that cheated insurers out of millions revealed

Posted on

Who are BL Claims Solicitors

BL Claims Solicitors specialise in personal injury, clinical negligence and travel claims, providing our clients with hands-on support, nationally.

We are rated as one of the top firms in the UK and believe in speaking to our clients in jargon-free language and ensuring you're speaking to a highly qualified lawyer right from the outset

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!

BL Claims Solicitors are here to help

If you would like to talk to someone and discuss a potential claim please call us on 0344 620 6600 anytime between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday, or if you would prefer you can email us at info@blclaims.co.uk