Insurance Fraud Bureau

2021

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GIFC Announce 2022 Counter-fraud strategy

16 Dec 2021

The General Insurance Fraud Committee (GIFC) have revealed the industry's 2022 Business Plan to tackle organised insurance fraud.

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Drivers warned to avoid bogus car insurance deals on social media, as over 21,000 fraudulent policies are identified

19 Nov 2021

The Insurance Fraud Bureau is warning consumers to watch out for fake car insurance deals on social media, as over 21,000 fraudulent policies which could be linked to the scam are identified.

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IFB Customers get sneak preview of NextGen Analytics solution

19 Nov 2021

The IFB and Shift Technology are proud to provide a sneak preview of the IFB’s next generation organised fraud-detection capability.

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The IFB supports City of London Police's warning to travel insurance fraudsters

25 Oct 2021

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) is supporting City of London Police in urging holidaymakers to know the Ts and Cs of their travel insurance, and to avoid the temptation of bogus insurance claims.

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Fraudster receives 30 months' imprisonment after selling bogus car insurance to Polish nationals

11 Oct 2021

A man from Cambridge has been sentenced to two years and six months imprisonment after targeting Polish nationals with bogus car insurance deals, following an investigation by City of London Police and the IFB.

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Three men jailed following dangerous 50mph 'Crash for Cash' collision

21 Sep 2021

Three men from London have been jailed for an insurance scam after deliberately causing a 50mph collision, following a City of London Police and IFB investigation.

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Man jailed for fabricating passenger victims in crash claims

17 Sep 2021

Martell Randall, 30, of Tangley Grove Wandsworth, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment at Kingston Crown Court, for conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.

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SAS and IFB team up to fight insurance fraud with expanded intelligence sharing platform

07 Sep 2021

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) and SAS continue to evolve the data sharing capability for the insurance industry through a combined technology platform, which hosts confirmed fraud and suspected fraud data.

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Protector Insurance joins forces with the Insurance Fraud Bureau

13 Aug 2021

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) is pleased to announce that Protector Insurance, the UK branch of Protector Forsikring ASA - has joined its membership in a move that will support the industry’s collective fight against insurance fraud.

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New drivers urged to avoid car insurance scams on social media

11 Aug 2021

As hundreds of thousands of learners get set to take their driving tests following a year of disruption caused by Covid-19, the IFB is warning new drivers not to risk losing their first car by falling for fake car insurance deals on social media.

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Fraudster sentenced after pocketing nearly £18,000 from fake car insurance sales

21 Jul 2021

Gurwinder Virdee from Southall, London, has been sentenced to 23 months and two weeks in prison, suspended for two years, after pocketing nearly £18,000 through fake car insurance sales.

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The Insurance Fraud Bureau backs calls for Government to include online advertising in Online Safety Bill

20 Jul 2021

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) is backing calls led today by a coalition of consumer groups for the Government to include online advertising in the Online Safety Bill

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The IFB reacts to week of national enforcement action to tackle car insurance scammers

05 Jul 2021

City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED), supported by the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB), executed ten warrants and made seven arrests last week as part of a national crackdown on suspected ‘Ghost Broker’ scam networks responsible for fake car insurance sales.

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Birmingham 'Crash for Cash' scam suspect arrested in raid

14 May 2021

A 20-year-old suspected of causing a 'Crash for Cash' on the A57 has been arrested in a raid, following a joint investigation between the IFB and West Midlands Police.

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The UK's top 30 'Crash for Cash' scam hotspots revealed

11 May 2021

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has today released new figures that confirm the UK’s top 30 worst-affected postal districts for ‘Crash for Cash’ scams.

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Insurance Fraud Bureau signs ‘landmark partnership’ with Shift Technology to build fraud detection system for UK insurance industry

27 Apr 2021

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has today announced a partnership with Shift Technology to build a powerful, new fraud detection system on behalf of the UK insurance sector.

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Gang jailed as the IFB finds evidence motor trade policies helped facilitate drugs trafficking

31 Mar 2021

Six people have been imprisoned for drugs offences following an investigation by South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SW ROCU) supported by the IFB, which showed fraudulently obtained motor trade policies were used to help facilitate their crimes.

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Sedgwick becomes latest affiliation of the IFB

30 Mar 2021

Sedgwick - a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions - has become a member of the the IFB.

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Drivers returning to the road urged to watch out for fake car insurance deals

29 Mar 2021

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) and City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFB) are urging the public to watch out for fake car insurance deals being advertised online.

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More than one in two people fear their identity being stolen by fraudsters

24 Mar 2021

YouGov research commissioned by the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) shows 58% of the public are worried about their personal information being stolen by fraudsters.

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The IFB teams up with City of London Police to warn students of bogus car insurance deals on social media

03 Feb 2021

The IFB is supporting the #SteerClearofFraud campaign run by City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) to warn students about bogus car insurance deals being sold on social media.

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Motor insurance employee sentenced after unauthorised selling of personal data

11 Jan 2021

A motor insurance employee has been sentenced following unlawful sales of personal information to a claims management company after an investigation lead by the Information Commissioner’s Office supported by the IFB.

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Public warned to watch out for job ad scams as fraudsters capitalise on Covid-19 disruption

08 Jan 2021

The IFB is warning members of the public to watch out for several insurance scams that exploit the financial loss people are facing as a result of the disruption of Covid-19.

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Serial ‘Crash for Cash’ fraudster sentenced after causing deliberate collisions on public roads

06 Jan 2021

A 33-year-old man has received a suspended two-year sentence for involvement in a string of 'Crash for Cash' scams following an investigation by City of London Police's Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED), supported by the IFB.