Insurance Fraud Bureau

Two arrested and evidence seized in Birmingham Crash for Cash hot spot

05 March 2019

Two men have been arrested and five vehicles have been seized following a joint investigation between West Midlands Police and the IFB in a Crash for Cash scam that could have cost insurers £100k. 

“The IFB have been working with West Midlands Police on this extensive and complex investigation over the past year and today marked significant progress.

Insurance fraud is not a victimless crime. Organised gangs involved in Crash for Cash scams put the lives of innocent members of the public at risk by deliberately causing collisions to line their own pockets from bogus insurance claims.

Today’s outcome is a strong example that shows the result of police working together with the industry to put a stop to this activity. We will continue to work in partnership with West Midlands Police to bring justice to all those who engage in these reckless fraudulent schemes.” - Stephen Dalton, Head of Intelligence at the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB)

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