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2018

Fraudsters sentenced to 18 years' in jail for multi-million pound crash for cash scam

09 Oct 2018

Two dangerous insurance fraudsters who put innocent motorists at risk by forcing them into collisions around Slough, have been sentenced to 18 years’ in prison collectively for their crimes.

IFB announces new broker member XS Direct

01 Oct 2018

XS Direct will join the fight against insurance fraud as the latest addition to IFB’s expanding broker model.

Dangerous crash for cash fraudster handed prison time and driving ban

10 Sep 2018

Asif Javed from Birmingham was sentenced on Friday 7 September 2018 to 22 months in prison for crash for cash crimes.

Fraudster family sentenced for crash for cash crimes

22 Aug 2018

Following a joint investigation by the IFB, its insurer members and City of London Police's Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) four fraudsters have been sentenced for their roles in a crash for cash scam.

Former University friends sentenced for ghost broking conspiracy

07 Aug 2018

Insurance fraudsters from East London who were involved in an elaborate ghost broking scheme have been sentenced today to 57 months’ suspended sentences and 480 hours’ unpaid work for conspiracy to commit fraud following an investigation involving the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB), its insurer members and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

Prison time handed to fraudsters involved in Derbyshire Crash for Cash scam

16 Jul 2018

Following a joint investigation between the IFB, its insurer members and Derbyshire Constabulary, eleven people have been sentenced for their role in a crash for cash scam which saw the gang of fraudsters staging collisions in order to make exaggerated or bogus insurance claims.

IFB welcomes Premier Insurance into membership

02 Jul 2018

Premier Insurance Company Limited (PICL) is the latest insurer member to join the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) in its collective fight against fraud.

Jail time and compensation orders handed down to Welsh gang in major crash for cash scandal

29 Jun 2018

Final sentences have been handed down to the fraudsters involved in the second phase of a large scale crash for cash scam.

77 fraudsters guilty in second part of major crash for cash investigation

18 Jun 2018

Last Friday, 15 June 2018, marked the conclusion of a series of trials in which a total of 77 fraudsters either pleaded or were found guilty for their role in a major insurance fraud scam.

Launderette workers sentenced for playing dirty in insurance fraud scam

25 May 2018

On Thursday 24 May two fraudsters involved in an elaborate ghost broking operation received custodial sentences for conspiracy to defraud insurance companies following a joint investigation between the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB), the City of London Police’s Major Proactive Crime Team and IFB’s insurer members.

IFB announces new changes to its Board

23 May 2018

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) is pleased to announce Aviva’s Rob Townend as the new Chair of the IFB Board and at the same time welcome three new members onto the Board. Rob, Managing Director of Aviva UK General Insurance, will be replacing Amanda Blanc.

IFB announces BGL Group as latest broker members

21 May 2018

The Insurance Fraud Bureau’s (IFB) broker membership model is going from strength to strength with the announcement that it is welcoming BGL Group, one of the leading insurance brokers in the UK, into its membership.

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Former insurance broker turned ghost broker is sentenced to 12 months in prison

15 May 2018

Following a joint investigation between the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB), its insurer members and the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED), Nigel Fox, 49, of Diadem Grove, Kingston Upon Hull, was sentenced at Hull Crown Court to 12 months in prison.

Shamed former Police Officer ordered to pay back £367,772 for crimes

09 May 2018

Following a POCA hearing on Tuesday 8 May at Liverpool Crown Court, Nigel Mungur, a former Police Officer with Lancashire Constabulary, was handed a £367,772.50 confiscation order.

IFB celebrates one year of its Affiliate Model

25 Apr 2018

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) is celebrating the success of its Affiliate Model one year since it was launched in April 2017 as a means to extend its membership to the wider insurance industry.

Eleven people have been convicted following their involvement in a 'Crash for Cash' scam in Derby

13 Apr 2018

Five people have pleaded guilty and a further five were found guilty of conspiracy to defraud, following two trials at Derby Crown Court.

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Ghost broker who used victims’ details to make £321,000 of false car insurance claims jailed

13 Apr 2018

On 11 April 2018, a man was jailed for attempting to steal over £321,000 by selling 21 fake car insurance policies and making 18 fraudulent motor insurance claims for fictional car accidents.

IFB welcomes two Chief Claims Officers to the Board

19 Feb 2018

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) is pleased to welcome David Nichols, Chief Claims Officer at Zurich and Graham Gibson, Chief Claims Officer at Allianz onto the IFB Board.

Morris Orman Hearle join IFB’s Affiliate Model

07 Feb 2018

Joining the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) with their defendant services, Morris Orman Hearle is the latest member to strengthen the IFB’s Affiliate Model.

IFB announces contract with Mohawk Security

05 Feb 2018

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) is pleased to announce that it has formally contracted in the UK with Mohawk Security, who offer an innovative solution focused on validation, recovery of assets and the exposure of fraud.

IFB supports IFED’s warning about ghost broking scams

05 Feb 2018

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) is supporting the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department’s (IFED) national ghost broking awareness campaign.

Crash for Cash Awareness Day - 29 January 2018

29 Jan 2018

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) is warning motorists to be extra vigilant on the roads after analysis reveals that 29 January is the day you are most likely to be targeted by a crash for cash fraudster.

Carpenters become latest IFB affiliate member

03 Jan 2018

Carpenters is the latest affiliate member to join the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB), joining the IFB’s Affiliate Model with its defendant services.