Insurance Fraud Bureau



Driving home for Christmas: motorists warned to watch out for ‘Crash for Cash’ fraudsters

18 Dec 2019

With riskier road conditions over the holiday period, the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) is warning motorists to be extra vigilant of ‘Crash for Cash’ fraudsters attempting to cause deliberate collisions and profit from bogus insurance claims.

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The Insurance Fraud Bureau announces new Chair

10 Dec 2019

RSA’s UK & International Chief Claims Officer, Karl Helgesen, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB).

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Black Friday warning: Consumers urged to avoid ‘too good to be true’ bogus car insurance deals on social media

29 Nov 2019

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) is warning consumers to avoid purchasing ‘too good to be true’ bogus car insurance deals on social media following concerns ‘Ghost broker’ fraudsters may try to exploit the Black Friday shopping event.

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The dark side of Ghost Broking: Fraudster sentenced for dealing motor insurance which resulted in drugs gang being able to operate undetected

25 Nov 2019

A ‘Ghost Broker’ has been sentenced following an IFB investigation for providing a criminal gang with fraudulent motor insurance policies which ended up helping them to avoid being stopped by police for no insurance while carrying out drugs crimes on UK roads*.

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Beware of Ghost Brokers

02 Oct 2019

As Police across the UK take to the roads for a month-long operation to seize uninsured vehicles, it’s more timely than ever to be aware of the warning signs of Ghost Broking.


Complex challenges remain with growth in liability and application fraud

28 Aug 2019

New data released by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) today indicates that the average value of detected insurance fraud is in excess of £12,000.


Charges made in benefits scam investigation

28 Jun 2019

Eleven people have been charged in connection to an investigation into a large-scale benefits scam, lead by Lancashire Police and supported by IFB.

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“Built by the industry, for the industry” counter-fraud database using real-time data goes live

13 Jun 2019

A key milestone has been reached in developing an industry-wide counter fraud intelligence sharing platform today, as 11 market-leading insurers gained access to the Insurance Fraud Intelligence Hub (IFiHUB).

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GoCompare becomes first comparison website to join IFB

15 May 2019

GoCompare, one of the UK’s most established comparison websites, has joined the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) as an official member.

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IFB is proud to support the launch of the Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs)

07 Mar 2019

The awards provide a unique opportunity to recognise and celebrate those who've made great strides in fighting fraud and other financial crimes.

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IFB’s broker membership grows with addition of Autonet Insurance

04 Mar 2019

The insurance industry’s collective fight against fraud strengthened this week as Autonet Insurance joined the Insurance Fraud Bureau’s (IFB) membership.

Joint investigation leads to sentence for crash for cash scammer

14 Jan 2019

Following a joint investigation between the IFB, the industry and City of London Police's Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED), a crash for cash scammer has received a two year suspended sentence and fine for his crimes.