Tag Archives: insurance fraud

Crash for cash dropped by £60m

New figures released suggest the cost of ‘crash for cash’ fraud has dropped by almost £60 million in the last three years following a major crackdown by insurers and the police, forcing insurance cheats to change tack. Statistics from the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) indicate an overall decline in ‘crash for cash’ fraud, with total scams now valued at £336 […]

Bradford bodyshop involved in insurance scam

The owner of a bodyshop that boasts of clients such as top footballers and music superstars, has paid back tens of thousands of pounds to an insurance company after it was found to be involved in an alleged ‘cash-for-crash’ scheme. The Yorkshire Post reported that Naveed Khan, the founder of Enkahnz in Bradford, received an insurance pay-out of more than […]

Two men sentenced for staging crash

Two men who met and became friends in prison were yesterday (Thursday, 5 November) sentenced at the Old Bailey after staging a ‘cash for crash’ accident in order to claim over £16k on their car insurance. Kais Bougoussa, aged 46 (1/5/69) from Stratford Road, E3 pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation at the Old Bailey on […]

Insurance fraud uncovered by telematics

Insurance companies are now fighting fraudulent claims by using driving data and reports of journeys recorded in black boxes installed under car dashboards. For the first time, an insurer has been able to use the information from the black box technology, or telematics, to successfully prove in court that an accident was fraudulent, according to a story on Money Mail. In […]

Cash-for-crash fraudster jailed

A man has been jailed after it emerged that he claimed money for an incident that occurred in Chiswick, yet his accomplice wasn’t even in the country at the time. Mohamed Labre Chiadmi, also known as Adam Leno, pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation and two counts of making false declarations to obtain motor insurance, and was later sentenced […]

100,000 parents ‘fronting’ insurance

New research from The Co-operative Insurance reveals that around one hundred thousand parents are currently ‘fronting’ motor insurance for their offspring. One in ten of parents of young drivers in the UK currently aged 17-25 have admitted to fronting their son’s and daughter’s motor insurance policy at some point, for an average time of two years (2.3). Of those that […]

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 […]

IFB evolution ‘on track’

The evolution of the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) is ‘on track,’ according to the Bureau’s strategy project board Chair, Mihir Pandya. Following a cross-industry consultation in 2014, the IFB’s new five-year strategy (2015 – 2019) was launched, with two primary areas of development identified: Evolving the historic IFB focus on organised motor fraud (e.g. ‘crash for cash’ and ‘ghost broker’ […]

Public fights back against insurance cheats

The UK public is being thanked by the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) for fighting back against insurance cheats and reporting valuable information they have about insurance fraud to the IFB’s ‘Cheatline’. In 2014 over 500 reports were made to the Cheatline every month by members of the public, 6,347 reports in total for the year, and the IFB attributes the […]

27,000 uninsured cars seized this year

New analysis by Churchill Car Insurance reveals at least 27,688 cars have been seized by UK police forces in 2015 because the vehicle was uninsured. London is the uninsured vehicle capital of the UK, with the Met Police having seized 9,935 cars already this year because they were not insured. This is twice the number of the second highest constabulary, West […]

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