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Crash for cash gang members ordered to pay back over £37,000

13 Nov 2017

Following a series of confiscation hearings which concluded on Friday 3 November, gang members who were previously convicted for their roles in a massive crash for cash scam in Derbyshire have been ordered to pay back £37,493.96 collectively.

Industry working group explore the use of behavioural science to tackle insurance fraud

07 Nov 2017

An industry working group, tasked with developing a communications strategy to combat insurance fraud, has appointed behavioural experts to carry out experimental research into the impact different approaches could have on fraud levels. The work will target opportunistic fraud in personal general insurance lines and the research will explore how changes to various parts of the customer journey could positively change customer behaviour.

Business Director sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for multiple fraud offences

16 Oct 2017

A seemingly legitimate businessman has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment after being found guilty of playing a role in a large-scale crash for cash scam. This sentencing marks the end of the second phase of a significant crash for cash investigation between the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB), its insurer members and Metropolitan Police.

Eight men sentenced for staging bus crash and faking injuries

12 Oct 2017

Today (Thursday 12 October 2017) a man has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for conspiracy to commit fraud and dangerous driving, while seven of his accomplices received suspended sentences after they all pleaded guilty to making fraudulent claims for injuries from a fake bus crash which they set up.

New counter-fraud governance structure unveiled

12 Oct 2017

A new governance structure for the insurance industry’s counter-fraud utilities, encompassing the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB), Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) and Insurance Fraud Register (IFR), has been announced today.

Five year sentence handed to former Police Officer, and suspended sentence to claimant law employee, for claims data theft

09 Oct 2017

On Friday 6 October Nigel Mungur, a former Police Officer with Lancashire Constabulary was sentenced to five years custodial, reduced from seven years for a guilty plea, and John Helton, former Relationship Manager with GT Law, was sentenced to two years suspended for two years and 300 hours community service for their roles in unauthorised disclosure of personal information following Road Traffic Collisions in 2014.

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Major player in notorious crash for cash gang pays back £155,000

27 Sep 2017

In March 2013 sixty gang members were pleaded guilty to fraudulent offences which related to 261 fraudulent claims. Today, Paul Wright, who was previously sentenced for his part as one of the mastermind’s behind a large scale crash for cash scam, has officially paid £155,000.

IFB announces the UK’s Crash for Cash hotspots

25 Sep 2017

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has released Crash for Cash hotspots data, revealing the UK’s top 30 postcode districts in the UK that are hotbeds for these life-endangering, fraudulent scams. New data from the IFB shows that the majority of the top 30 postcode districts are located in the Midlands or the North of England.

Plexus Law join the IFB

14 Sep 2017

Defendant solicitor Plexus Law have joined the Insurance Fraud Bureau, becoming the 13th affiliate member since the new membership model launched in April 2017.

IFB welcomes updates following Insurance Fraud Taskforce recommendations

10 Aug 2017

Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) welcomes the latest update following the Insurance Fraud Taskforce (IFT) recommendations, published 9 August on GOV.UK.

Defendant solicitors join the IFB as new Affiliate Model gathers pace

10 Jul 2017

Defendant solicitors Weightmans LLP and Clyde & Co are the latest affiliates to sign up to become members of the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB).

IFB welcomes confirmation of Government commitment to the whiplash reforms

21 Jun 2017

Following the announcement in today's Queen's Speech, IFB welcomed confirmation that the Government is committed to the whiplash reforms, which will undoubtedly help to curb the compensation culture that blights the UK.

Crash for cash fraudsters sentenced in Warwickshire following IFB’s landmark 500th conviction

09 Jun 2017

A crash for cash gang who were found guilty of deliberately causing a crash just outside of Kenilworth in Warwickshire have today been sentenced to just a total of just under five years imprisonment. This sentencing brings to the conclusion a case which brought IFB to its landmark 500th conviction milestone.

IFB welcomes new insurer and broker members

22 May 2017

Mulsanne Insurance and broker Premium Choice have become the latest members of the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB).

Man charged with crash for cash offences following IFB and IFED investigation

12 May 2017

A man has been charged yesterday (11 May 2017) with conspiracy to commit fraud and dangerous driving relating to 24 road traffic collisions after an investigation between the IFB and City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED).

Crash for cash fraudster’s found guilty resulting in landmark milestone for IFB

11 May 2017

A crash for cash gang has today been found guilty of fraud offences for deliberately causing a crash in Warwickshire. These convictions bring up the milestone 500th conviction for the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB), an organisation that leads the insurance industry's collective fight against insurance fraud.

Gang sentenced to over 42 years for deliberately causing crashes

07 Apr 2017

A large-scale crash for cash gang who went out on the roads to deliberately target innocent members of public and crash into them has today been sentenced to a total of over 42 years.

Crash for cash fraudster sentenced to two years in prison for staging car accidents

06 Apr 2017

A crash for cash fraudster who staged accidents in and around Kent has this week been found guilty of Conspiracy to Defraud, and today received a two year prison sentence.

IFB opens membership to insurance supply chain

03 Apr 2017

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has, for the first time, opened up its membership to the insurance industry supply chain, including defendant solicitors, investigators, loss adjustors and third-party administrators

Industry sign-up to Insurance Fraud Register ahead of target

28 Mar 2017

The Insurance Fraud Register (IFR) has recently seen its membership take a significant step forward as insurers recognise the benefits of signing up to the register.

Telematics broker Carrot Insurance latest member to join IFB in fight against fraud

08 Mar 2017

Telematics specialist broker, Carrot Insurance, is the latest organisation to join the collective fight against insurance fraud, having become a member of the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB).

Four men sentenced following fatal crash for cash collision

28 Feb 2017

Four members of a crash for cash gang from the Leeds area have today been sentenced for over 49 years for their roles in a fatal crash for cash accident.

IFB responds to Government whiplash reforms

23 Feb 2017

Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) responds to the Government announcement that it intends to raise the Small Claims Track limit and cap the level of damages that can be claimed for whiplash.

Crash for cash gang exposed after half a million pound fraud

13 Feb 2017

The trial of a large-scale crash for cash gang, whose activities were exposed following an investigation between the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) and Derbyshire Police, has today (Monday 13 February) concluded with five defendants found guilty.

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