‘Crash for cash’ gangs pose rural menace

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MOTORISTS in rural areas are increasingly being targeted by ‘crash for cash’ insurance fraudsters, according to a new report by the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB).

Such scams have been well documented in urban communities, but until now it had not been noted as a problem for rural areas.

As one of the insurance companies closely involved with the IFB, NFU Mutual’s experience of induced and staged accidents – where criminals engineer an accident to claim insurance money off an innocent motorist – revealed that the problem is growing in the countryside just like urban areas.

 

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