Motor insurance cheats caught

Saturday, 09 October 2010

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An expert from the University of Portsmouth has been working on methods of spotting fraud, with a new £112,000 study which is sure to be welcomed by honest motor insurance customers.

Dr Sharon Leal from the psychology department of Portsmouth University says she hopes to discover techniques which will assess the behaviour of claimants, with the hope of establishing when they are lying.

In what could be a very handy outlet for car insurance companies, Dr Leal says her methods would be evidence based, which could help investigators of fraud and replace the gadgets and gut instincts that are ordinarily relied upon.

On top of saving a great deal of time and money for motor insurance providers, it could also help reduce the difficulties that an innocent claimant may have to endure.

Dr Leal said: "Some innocent people withdraw their insurance claim because they can't cope with the stress of being investigated."

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