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PI fraudster sent to jail

Engineer made fraudulent £900,000 claim for ladder accident An engineer who made a fraudulent £900,000 personal injury claim against his employer was today sentenced to eight months in jail. David Ribchester lodged a claim with RSA after he injured his wrists when a ladder gave way under him at work in February 2006. Ribchester, 31, […]

Accident Claims Specialists directors jailed for fraud

Two fraudsters who made thousands of pounds from fraudulent insurance claims have been jailed. Shakir Javid was sentenced to three years in prison at Newcastle Crown Court on Friday (1 March 2013) for masterminding the scams. His accomplice, Amjed Malik Iqbal, will serve two years and four months behind bars. An investigation was launched after […]

Insurance application fraud up 23%

Insurance application fraud up 23% Insurance fraud rates reached 11 in every 10,000 applications and claims in 2011, according to Experian, with the proportion up 23% on 2010. Figures from the credit rating firm show 89% of insurance fraud as first-party led with young, poorly-educated individuals living in small towns; middle-aged, middle and skilled working […]

“crash for cash” brothers found guilty

Greater Manchester Police have reported that two brothers who masterminded one of the country’s biggest ever “crash for cash” scams have been convicted. Rezwan Javed and Rehan Javed, both of Dovedale Close, Burnley, Lancashire, have been found guilty after a trial at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court of conspiracy to defraud and possession of an […]

Insurers reveal 2,300 fraudulent claims a week

Insurers are currently exposing over 2,300 fraudulent claims every week, according to new data from the Association of British Insurers (ABI). The figure has risen from a weekly total of 2,000 dishonest claims in 2009, worth over £16 million. Last year, 122,000 fraudulent insurance claims were uncovered, up 14% on a year earlier. By value, […]

Fraud hits £16m a week

Motor fraud costs £410m out of £840m total insurance fraud Association of British Insurers (ABI) figures show that last year insurers detected more than 2,000 dishonest insurance claims each week worth more than £16m. ABI figures show that in 2009: 122,000 fraudulent insurance claims were uncovered, up 14% on 2008. The value of these claims, […]

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