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Crash fraudsters are now making 200mil a year!! #247093
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Originally Posted by Pistonheads

Drivers warned that car crash fraudsters are now making 200million a year



Drivers are being warned to look out for criminals who stage road accidents to claim money on insurance. The 'cash for crash' scams are snaring thousands of motorists and experts believe it now costs the insurance industry at least 200million a year.

The scammers often make innocent drivers crash into them so that they can claim for damage and injuries such as whiplash. Usually they will brake hard so that the driver behind goes into the back of them.

Police are now telling drivers to be on the look out for the practice, which is often carried out by well organised criminal gangs. The practice is apparently spreading at an alarming rate and recently the Insurance Fraud Bureau smashed a number of gangs across the country.

Overall motor insurance fraud is costing an estimated 1.6billion a year and around 50 is being added to the average drivers policy to cover the losses. Superintendent Glyn Jones of the Metropolitan Police said: 'Some people see this as a victimless crime but it certainly isn't. Criminal activity like this pushes up everyone's premiums.'



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Re: Crash fraudsters are now making 200mil a year!! [Re: StuyMac] #247133
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Re: Crash fraudsters are now making 200mil a year!! [Re: BMW Joe] #247143
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Originally Posted by BMW Joe
Aceritz and brake light fuses comes to mind raftl
oh eye, tell us more ........


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Re: Crash fraudsters are now making 200mil a year!! [Re: jonah] #247197
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Re: Crash fraudsters are now making 200mil a year!! [Re: Tony_1985] #247458
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i watch somethink to do with this on sky last month it was very interesting

Re: Crash fraudsters are now making 200mil a year!! [Re: BMW Joe] #254188
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Originally Posted by BMW Joe
Aceritz and brake light fuses comes to mind raftl


withthat raftl

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Re: Crash fraudsters are now making 200mil a year!! [Re: exploding_penguin] #254249
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from what i can gather aceritz went for a walk one day and blew his fuze be cause he broke his foot under a street light !


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Re: Crash fraudsters are now making 200mil a year!! [Re: Sanchez] #254292
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