False insurance claims must be stopped

Friday, 05 August 2011

More must be done to stop people falsely claiming on their insurance policies, according to the Credit Hire Organisation (CHO).

The company told car insurance customers that there are already a whole range of initiatives being used to track fraudulent offenders.

It noted that all cases are logged onto a database that allows firms to map whether Brits are constant claimers or not.

Tony Baker, director general for the Credit Hire Organisation, said: "We also have identified various telephone numbers, often mobiles, which have been used to attempt fraudulent claims.

"You look out for certain types of accidents that could be attempted as a staged accident," he added.

Recently, moneysupermarket.com revealed that one in 20 motorists under-35 have confessed to staging or inventing an accident and have successfully claimed from their car insurance provider.

On top of this, 1.3 million of all UK drivers said they have or would falsify information to try and get cash quick.

Posted by Noel Martin

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