Insurance Fraud Bureau

2020

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Job seekers warned to watch out for bogus deliver driver roles

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.

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Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical partners with the Insurance Fraud Bureau to help combat property and casualty fraud

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.

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Crawford & Company become first loss-adjuster to join the IFB

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).

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Gwent man jailed after fabricating elaborate household fires in bid for insurance payout

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.

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Industry calls on the public to help ‘stop the scams’ amid predicted rise in insurance fraud

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.

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New data shows 5% increase in detected fraudulent insurance claims

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.

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What should you do if you're victim of a ‘Crash for Cash’?

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.

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Couple sentenced after playing victim of made-up motor collisions

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.

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Public urged to watch out for insurance claims scammers looking to exploit Covid-19 financial losses

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.

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Raid leads to arrest of suspected 'Crash for Cash' scammer in West Midlands

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.

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Ready for the road? Essential tips on finding cheap car insurance deals and avoiding Ghost Brokers

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.

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Individual accused of fabricating fire-damage property claims faces court

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).

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Arrest made for 25 year old man suspected of 'Ghost Broking' and targeting NHS staff

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.

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As more cars return to the road, motorists are urged to watch out for ‘Crash for Cash’ scam attempts

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.

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Watch out for insurance and pensions scammers during the Covid-19 outbreak

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.

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Beware 'click-to-call' insurer ads

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

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Driving in adverse weather conditions: motorists warned to watch out for ‘Crash for Cash’ fraudsters

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.