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APU helps dismantle car theft ring

A high-level, international car theft operation that focused on the theft of high value 4×4 vehicles and those equipped with keyless ignition systems, has been broken up by law enforcement agencies and anti-fraud investigators APU Ltd, part of the Automotive Insurance Solutions Group. APU’s blend of covert, fourth-generation tracking technology, forensic analysis capabilities and human intelligence expertise allowed officers from […]

Police face telematics ‘skills gap’

The police face an increasingly wide ‘skills gap’ as complex connected vehicles and telematics devices become commonplace, according to leading motor fraud investigator, Asset Protection Unit (APU). Connected vehicles are rapidly becoming more prevalent and generate large quantities of data which can be used as vital clues in police investigations and as evidence in court. Up to 20% of vehicles […]

Bradford men caught handling stolen car

Anti-fraud investigators at APU Ltd have helped Police in West Yorkshire convict two men of handling stolen goods. Paul Booker (30) and Akeel Hussain (28), both from Bradford, were found in possession of a stolen Vauxhall Insignia in October last year and were in the process of dismantling it for parts when they were arrested. APU used covert technology to […]

New ‘crash for cash’ scam identified

Motorists are being warned about an aggressive new strain of the ‘crash for cash’ scam that is increasingly being used by opportunistic criminals. Dubbed ‘crash for ready cash’ by investigators from anti-fraud specialists APU, the new tactic involves the criminals deliberately causing an accident and then intimidating the innocent victim into handing over money in return for not getting insurers […]