09 Dec 2020
Job seekers are being warned to be vigilant following evidence that fraudsters are advertising bogus delivery driver roles in order to steal applicants’ identity and car insurance details.
02 Dec 2020
Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical has today joined the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) to support the industry’s collective fight against property and casualty insurance scams.
25 Nov 2020
The insurance industry’s collective fight against fraud has been strengthened with Crawford & Company becoming the first loss-adjuster to become Members of the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB).
19 Nov 2020
William James, 64 of Blackwood, Gwent, has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for fabricating a string of elaborate household fires in an attempt to gain compensation, following a joint investigation between the IFB and South Wales Police.
30 Sep 2020
A national campaign called ‘Stop the Scams’ has been launched by the insurance industry to help the public spot signs of scams and report them to the IFB Cheatline following predictions that insurance fraud will rise.
07 Sep 2020
Figures released today by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) reveal 107,000 fraudulent insurance claims worth £1.2 billion were uncovered by insurers in 2019 – a 5% increase from 2018.
25 Aug 2020
IFB experts reveal top tips on safely managing a heat-of-the-moment situation when dealing with a suspected fraudster after a collision.
17 Aug 2020
A couple have been sentenced for attempting to gain £50K after pretending to be victim of a series of made-up motor collisions in and around the Luton area.
30 Jul 2020
Fraudsters or unscrupulous claims management companies (CMCs) could cold call or message victims with unrealistic offers to help recover financial losses caused by the disruption of Covid-19.
16 Jul 2020
A 33-year-old man has been arrested following a joint investigation between the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) and West Midlands Police into a series of suspected ‘Crash for Cash’ scams in the West Midlands area.
14 Jul 2020
As a national 'Ready for the Road' campaign gets underway to help motorists get back to the road after lockdown, the IFB is also helping drivers get ready with some tips on finding legitimate car insurance deals and avoiding the twisted web of ‘Ghost Broker’ insurance scams.
12 Jun 2020
An individual has been charged for 11 counts of fraud by misrepresentation following a string of suspected fraudulent property claims, following a successful collaborative investigation with South Wales Police Regional and Organised Crime Unit (ROCU).
28 May 2020
A 25 year old man suspected of 'Ghost Broking' and targeting NHS staff with bogus car insurance deals, has been arrested on suspicion of Fraud by False Representation following a warrant.
15 May 2020
The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) is warning motorists to be extra vigilant when returning to the road following concerns ‘Crash for Cash’ fraudsters will increase their plans to scam following weeks of reduced activity during the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown.
10 Apr 2020
The IFB teams up with the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and City of London Police to warn consumers about emerging scams during the coronavirus pandemic.
03 Mar 2020
Mounting evidence shows dodgy claims management firms are using search result ads to pose as insurers and exploit vulnerable road traffic victims
24 Feb 2020
With riskier road conditions forecast, the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) is reminding motorists to be extra vigilant of ‘Crash for Cash’ fraudsters attempting to cause deliberate collisions and profit from bogus insurance claims.