The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) have launched their Crash for Cash Awareness Day, warning motorists that this is the day they're most likely to be a victim of an induced collision.
The City of London Police's Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) tackle various types of motor insurance fraud and work with the insurance industry, including the IFB, to catch fraudsters involved in 'crash for cash'.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Fyfe, Head of the City of London’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department, said:
“Fraudsters involved in ‘crash for cash’ fraud have no consideration for the consequences of their actions and place financial gain above all else. Not only do they put the safety of innocent people at risk in a bid to make money, but they also cause financial harm to the insurance industry, driving up the cost of insurance premiums for all motorists.
“The Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department have investigated a large number of ‘crash for cash’ cases since its inception in 2012, and by working together with the IFB and the wider insurance industry, we will continue to catch these criminals and ensure they’re brought to justice.
“It’s also vital that we keep warning people about this type of fraud and IFB’s awareness day is a great way of spreading the key safety messages. We also have advice on our website for motorists to help them avoid being victim of a staged collision.”