2101, 2022

Shopping spree fraudster sentenced for fake travel insurance claim

January 21, 2022|Comments Off on Shopping spree fraudster sentenced for fake travel insurance claim

A mother-of-two has been sentenced for attempting to defraud her insurer, AXA, through a fraudulent travel insurance claim worth over £3,000. Chanelle Bell, 28, of Westminster, London, claimed that her luggage had gone missing and [...]

2611, 2021

Covea recovers £35,000 defending a claim involving fraudulent physiotherapy invoice

November 26, 2021|Comments Off on Covea recovers £35,000 defending a claim involving fraudulent physiotherapy invoice

Horwich Farrelly, alongside Covea Insurance, have recovered £35,000 in legal costs after successfully defending a claim involving a fraudulent physiotherapy invoice. The claim brought by Marc Elvidge, for injuries following an accident with a Covea [...]

2311, 2021

Personal injury fraudster caught out after holidaying in Egypt whilst alleging to receive treatment

November 23, 2021|Comments Off on Personal injury fraudster caught out after holidaying in Egypt whilst alleging to receive treatment

A woman from Greater Manchester has been sentenced after pretending to be a passenger in a genuine collision in order to make a bogus personal injury claim worth nearly £4,000. Natalie Hasford, 32, of Altrincham, [...]

1511, 2021

Woman sentenced for fake cancer insurance claims

November 15, 2021|Comments Off on Woman sentenced for fake cancer insurance claims

A woman from Kent has been sentenced for alleging she had terminal cancer in an attempt to defraud her insurer out of over £130,000. Gemma Goodwin, 38, of Dartford, forged medical documents stating that she [...]

2210, 2021

Family of crash for cash fraudsters ordered to pay back over £300,000

October 22, 2021|Comments Off on Family of crash for cash fraudsters ordered to pay back over £300,000

A network of extended family members and friends colluding on a staged car crash were ordered to pay back QBE Insurance for costs plus exemplary damages to the tune of more than £300,000, following a [...]

1210, 2021

Ghost insurance broker who targeted Polish community jailed

October 12, 2021|Comments Off on Ghost insurance broker who targeted Polish community jailed

A man from Cambridge has been jailed for offering fraudulent insurance broking services to Polish nationals living in the UK. Marek Complak, 51, of Cambridge, set up false or invalid car insurance policies by posing [...]

2809, 2021

3 men jailed for life endangering 50 mph ‘Crash for Cash’ scam

September 28, 2021|Comments Off on 3 men jailed for life endangering 50 mph ‘Crash for Cash’ scam

A group of men from London have been jailed after deliberately causing a collision on a busy A-road, which saw an innocent driver plough into the back of a car at around 50 miles per [...]

2809, 2021

Vulnerable and low-income consumers being failed by the insurance market

September 28, 2021|Comments Off on Vulnerable and low-income consumers being failed by the insurance market

New report highlights how the insurance market is failing vulnerable and consumers A new report from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and Fair By Design (FBD) details how those who need insurance the [...]

2109, 2021

Phantom passenger insurance fraudster jailed

September 21, 2021|Comments Off on Phantom passenger insurance fraudster jailed

A man has been jailed for arranging a series of fraudulent personal injury claims involving phantom passengers, targeting various insurers including LV= General Insurance. Martell Randall, 30, of Wandsworth, was sentenced to six months imprisonment [...]

1308, 2021

Fraud conviction for former insurance company worker extradited from US

August 13, 2021|Comments Off on Fraud conviction for former insurance company worker extradited from US

A man from London has been sentenced for stealing £67,499.88 from his employer through bogus insurance claims and then fleeing to the United States in order to avoid prosecution. Rasheed Talabi, 34, of Croydon, London, [...]

608, 2021

Prison for trio who fabricated insurance claim worth nearly £30,000

August 6, 2021|Comments Off on Prison for trio who fabricated insurance claim worth nearly £30,000

Three people from Manchester have been jailed for their involvement in a fictitious road traffic collision where they tried to defraud their insurer, Diamond, out of £27,268. Hammad Michel Khan claimed that his Suzuki Liana, [...]

3007, 2021

ERS secures conviction for fraudulent injury claim witnesses

July 30, 2021|Comments Off on ERS secures conviction for fraudulent injury claim witnesses

Specialist motor insurer ERS today announced that it has successfully pursued a private prosecution against three fraudsters who made false allegations against it's client in an effort to secure personal injury damages. It is the [...]

2707, 2021

Man jailed for fraudulently trading as a financial adviser

July 27, 2021|Comments Off on Man jailed for fraudulently trading as a financial adviser

On 26 July 2021 at Southwark Crown Court, His Honour Judge Tomlinson sentenced Ian James Hudson to 4 years’ imprisonment for one count of fraudulent trading, with two additional terms of 14 months, each reflecting [...]

2307, 2021

Ghost broker who pocketed £18,000 convicted at Inner London Crown Court

July 23, 2021|Comments Off on Ghost broker who pocketed £18,000 convicted at Inner London Crown Court

A man from London has been sentenced for fraudulently obtaining more than 40 car insurance policies while posing as a broker and pocketing nearly £18,000 over a five-week period. Gurwinder Virdee, 30, of Southall, London, [...]