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2014

Two men jailed for insurance fraud

22 Dec 2014

Two men jailed for insurance fraud

Suspected insurance fraudsters dealt with by IFED tops 1,000

19 Dec 2014

Suspected insurance fraudsters dealt with by IFED tops 1,000

IFB announces changes to Technical Board

15 Dec 2014

Richard Davies, Global Chief Fraud Control Officer, AXA, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) Technical Board.

IFB takes on industry good practice guide

06 Nov 2014

The Insurance Fraud Bureau has confirmed that it will take over the administration of Good Practice Guidelines that aim to help establish consistent practice across the industry.

IFR delivering tangible benefits for customer

06 Nov 2014

Early adopters of the Insurance Fraud Register (IFR) are seeing the benefits as the impact of the industry’s latest tool in the fight against fraud is felt.

IFB to expand fight against organised fraud beyond motor

17 Oct 2014

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) will extend its fight against organised fraud into other product lines, following the launch of its new strategy (2015 – 2019) today.

IFB launches new Broker model

01 Oct 2014

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has unveiled a new broker membership model that will open intelligence sharing to a wider broker audience and further strengthen the industry’s collective fight against organised fraud.

IFB Welcomes Liability Fraud Crackdown

26 Sep 2014

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has welcomed the latest ‘day of action’ by the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED), praising their crackdown on liability fraud.

4 Arrested in Joint Fraud Investigation

25 Sep 2014

A joint investigation by Cumbria Police and the Insurance Fraud Bureau into suspected fraud has resulted in 4 arrests.

Final Fraudster Sentenced in Crash for Cash Scam

29 Aug 2014

The final defendant in an organised Crash for Cash scam has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for two years, at Reading Crown Court.

4 Year Jail Sentence for Crash for Cash Leader

18 Aug 2014

The leader of a Crash for Cash scam and his stooge driver have been sentenced to a total of more than 5 ½ years in prison for their involvement in an organised Crash for Cash scam.

IFB's Cheatline on pace for record year

12 Aug 2014

2013 saw a record number of reports to the Insurance Fraud Bureau's (IFB's) Cheatline and 2014 looks set to beat that strong performance.

Insurance fraudsters feel the heat as IFB and IFED reach double arrest milestone

08 Aug 2014

The insurance industry's fight to detect and disrupt insurance fraud reached a double milestone today following an early morning arrest in Luton.

IFB Retains Leading Position in the Counter Fraud Community

21 Jul 2014

The Insurance Fraud Bureau's (IFB's) position in the insurance industry’s fight against fraud has been reinforced with the renewal of its official designation as a Specified Anti-Fraud Organisation (SAFO) by the Home Office

Southern Rock Joins the IFB's Fight Against Fraud

01 Jul 2014

Southern Rock Insurance Company Limited (SRICL) has become the latest member of the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB), strengthening the industry's collective fight against organised fraud.

3 Convicted for 'Crash for Cash' Scam

25 Jun 2014

Three people have been convicted for their involvement in an organised Crash for Cash scam that purposely targeted innocent motorists in hope of causing collisions to profit from fraudulent personal injury claims.

IFB Launches Consultation on New Strategy

11 Jun 2014

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has today launched an industry-wide consultation on its future strategic direction.

Insurance cheats feel the heat – value of fraudulent claims uncovered by insurers hits record level

30 May 2014

The value of fraudulent insurance claims uncovered by insurers rose to a record £1.3 billion in 2013, up 18% on the previous year according to figures published today (30 May) by the Association of British Insurers. This figure is more than double the cost the UK's shoplifting bill.

Crash for Cash fatal collision final defendant convicted

11 Apr 2014

The final defendant standing trial for the landmark case investigated by Thames Valley Police into a fatal Crash for Cash collision on 11 June 2011, was convicted and sentenced to nine years' imprisonment today (11/4), at Reading Crown Court.

Huddersfield 'Crash for Cash' Fraudsters Sentenced

04 Apr 2014

Police in Kirklees have dismantled a cash for crash scam operating out of Kirklees as over 40 people were sentenced on Friday after a series of four linked court cases.

Arrests After Warrants Carried Out in Reading

02 Apr 2014

Thames Valley Police has arrested three people after carrying out five warrants in Reading this morning (2/4). The warrants are part of Operation Shunt, an investigation into so-called 'crash for cash' schemes, in which offenders deliberately cause road traffic collisions in order to commit insurance fraud.

IFB Welcomes Further Jail Time for Convicted Fraudsters

25 Mar 2014

The IFB has welcomed the further sentencing of three convicted insurance fraudsters, for failing to repay their ill-gotten gains.

Haven Insurance Becomes The Latest IFB Customer

20 Feb 2014

The IFB are pleased to announce that specialist motor insurer Haven has become its latest customer and member of the insurance industry's fight against fraud.

More than 10 years in prison for cash-for-crash fraudsters

29 Jan 2014

A group of fraudsters who orchestrated a complex cash-for-crash scam involving staged collisions across South and West Yorkshire were today sentenced to a total of more than 10 years in prison.

No Love For Insurance Fraudsters As Record Numbers Report Scams

20 Jan 2014

More people than ever before blew the whistle on insurance fraud, as public reports of insurance fraud to the Insurance Fraud Bureau topped 6000 in 2013, a 32% increase on the previous high.