Latest UK Insurance Fraud News

Here is a round up of some recent insurance fraud cases in the UK;

FANCY AN NCD CERTIFICATE WITH THAT COFFEE SIR?

In Stoke, the owner of an internet cafe (remember those?) was found guilty of issuing fake No Claims Discount certificates, so that customers could get a cheaper quote on their car insurance. Dara Saeed was sentenced to 18 months prison, but it was suspended when his defence solicitor explained how Saeed had built a life in the UK after leaving Iraq.

EXPRESS REPORTS ON CAR INSURANCE FRAUD

The Daily Express recently reported that car insurance fraud is on the rise, citing stats from various Police forces, supplied to Moneysupermarket.com.

The data showed that just over half of all car insurance fraud involves fake information, offered by would-be policyholders to get a cheaper deal. City of London Police reported the most fraud cases, with West Yorkshire and Derbyshire in hot pursuit. The survey – based on responses from just 13 Police forces – suggests that a great deal of car insurance fraud goes unreported.

OPERATION DINO SEES LAST OF 150 PEOPLE CONVICTED

The long running saga known as Operation Dino came to a conclusion recently at Newport in South Wales, as another batch of people were convicted of various car insurance related offences.

The BBC has a full list of everyone who received some type of conviction in this case, which was based on the well-known crash for cash scam. The most interesting thing to note is that doctor who issued the whiplash injury certificates and other paperwork is STILL being allowed to practise by the General Medical Council. Remarkable good fortune one might say.

RSA EXTENDS USE OF PET INSURANCE DATABASE

As the cost of treating pets continues to rise, so too do premiums. All that means the temptation to submit false info, or a find other ways of submitting expensive claims will also increase. To combat this RSA have trialled a version of CACHE Pet, and are now extending it to include a check on all pet insurance claims.

About £775 million was paid out in 2017 on pet claims, and CACHE is a product from CRIF Decision Solutions.

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