Insurance Fraud Bureau


Ghost broking and 'Crash for Cash' are the two of the most common types of insurance fraud that IFB investigates. 

Ghost broking investigations have increased by 81% since 2015. Our Head of Investigations explains more about the scam, the consequences of being involved and tips on how to beat the fraudsters. 

'Crash for cash' costs the insurance industry £336m a year. Fraudsters stage or deliberately cause collisions, sometimes with innocent road users, for the purpose of financial gain.

You can report ghost broking, 'crash for cash' or any other type of insurance fraud to the IFB using Cheatline.

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Understand the different types of 'Crash for Cash' scam

See the impact of 'Crash for Cash' scams in numbers