1806, 2024

Prison sentence for chicken shop owner convicted of fraud

June 18, 2024|Comments Off on Prison sentence for chicken shop owner convicted of fraud

A policyholder who presented a claim for fire damage to his business has been convicted of fraud after pleading guilty to giving insurers a false statement about his involvement in the fire. Following a fire [...]

1106, 2024

Ex-broker jailed for fraud after pocketing £46,000

June 11, 2024|Comments Off on Ex-broker jailed for fraud after pocketing £46,000

A former insurance broker has been jailed for two years, after he pocketed £46,125 by editing another company’s contract documents to increase the cost of the insurance premiums paid by his clients. Gary Whipps, 32, [...]

2405, 2024

Insurance fraud skyrockets with motorbike ‘crash for cash’ claims up 60-fold

May 24, 2024|Comments Off on Insurance fraud skyrockets with motorbike ‘crash for cash’ claims up 60-fold

Allianz's personal lines business has reported a sharp increase in insurance fraud, particularly in 'crash for cash' fraud involving motorbikes and scooters. The insurer's data indicates that crash for cash has increased a staggering 60 [...]

305, 2024

Joint criminal enterprise sees street racing claimant run out of road

May 3, 2024|Comments Off on Joint criminal enterprise sees street racing claimant run out of road

Keoghs, and LV= General Insurance (LV=) have saved over £135,000 at trial in a fraud case involving street racing where the claimant was found to have taken part in a joint criminal enterprise and deemed [...]

1904, 2024

Video footage and appearance on The Jeremy Kyle show helps to convict £500k fraudster

April 19, 2024|Comments Off on Video footage and appearance on The Jeremy Kyle show helps to convict £500k fraudster

Fraudster who made £500,000 civil injury claim sentenced after being caught out by surveillance footage and appearance on The Jeremy Kyle Show A woman who exaggerated the injuries she sustained in a road traffic collision [...]

2203, 2024

Man who used different identities to make £75,000 worth of fraudulent travel insurance claims sentenced

March 22, 2024|Comments Off on Man who used different identities to make £75,000 worth of fraudulent travel insurance claims sentenced

A man who changed his name multiple times by deed poll and used the identities of his family and friends to make bogus travel insurance claims worth an estimated total of £75,000, has been sentenced. [...]

3001, 2024

Man sentenced after pocketing £30,000 from 45 bogus insurance claims

January 30, 2024|Comments Off on Man sentenced after pocketing £30,000 from 45 bogus insurance claims

A man who took out 87 home insurance policies and then made 45 bogus claims for broken televisions against them has been sentenced. Alfred Gallinelli, 36, of Barnet, took out the policies from November 2017 [...]

1101, 2024

Drugs gang hid behind student lets firm to make millions

January 11, 2024|Comments Off on Drugs gang hid behind student lets firm to make millions

An organised crime group which used a student letting firm as a front for their multi-million-pound empire have been guilty of drug offences. The four men used multiple properties to harvest and sell drugs around [...]

901, 2024

£150k claim involving falsified documents sees Allianz obtain fundamentally dishonest court ruling

January 9, 2024|Comments Off on £150k claim involving falsified documents sees Allianz obtain fundamentally dishonest court ruling

A minor accident at a petrol station in 2017 turned into £150,000 personal injury claim resulting in a court case in 2023. In 2017 an Allianz customer reversed from a closed pump at a petrol [...]

1512, 2023

Ex RSA employee jailed for 28 months for stealing and selling on customer data

December 15, 2023|Comments Off on Ex RSA employee jailed for 28 months for stealing and selling on customer data

A former insurance company employee who stole customer details and sold them to claims management companies has been jailed. Karl Yates, 40, of no fixed abode, accessed customer data associated with non-fault road traffic claims [...]

3011, 2023

Larry Barreto, based in the East Midlands, has been found guilty today of 11 charges of fraud by false representation following a prosecution brought by the FCA.

November 30, 2023|Comments Off on Larry Barreto, based in the East Midlands, has been found guilty today of 11 charges of fraud by false representation following a prosecution brought by the FCA.

At an earlier hearing, Mr Barreto pleaded guilty to 2 offences of arranging and advising on regulated mortgages without FCA authorisation. At the beginning of the trial, Mr Barreto’s co-defendant, Tassib Hussain, a chartered accountant, [...]

2811, 2023

Aviva uncovers 9,250 instances of fraud in 2022 saving £120m in bogus payouts

November 28, 2023|Comments Off on Aviva uncovers 9,250 instances of fraud in 2022 saving £120m in bogus payouts

organised fraudsters leaving whiplash for motor repair, as fall in fraudulent injury claims offset by a 22% increase in fraudulent repair claims Aviva deploys new counter-fraud technology solutions Insurer Aviva has shared some of the [...]

2811, 2023

Aviva uncovers 9,250 instances of fraud in 2022 saving £120m in bogus payouts

November 28, 2023|Comments Off on Aviva uncovers 9,250 instances of fraud in 2022 saving £120m in bogus payouts

organised fraudsters leaving whiplash for motor repair, as fall in fraudulent injury claims offset by a 22% increase in fraudulent repair claims Aviva deploys new counter-fraud technology solutions Insurer Aviva has shared some of the [...]

2811, 2023

AXA assists police operation to crack down on commercial motor insurance fraud

November 28, 2023|Comments Off on AXA assists police operation to crack down on commercial motor insurance fraud

Roadside police operation seizes 18 uninsured vehicles with help from AXA Commercial Policy Fraud & Intelligence Manager. AXA expert reveals how commercial motor policies are linked to serious and organised crime across UK. When the [...]

2111, 2023

All motor insurance related court convictions exceed 117,000

November 21, 2023|Comments Off on All motor insurance related court convictions exceed 117,000

94% of those driving without insurance received a fine, but just 2,140 were disqualified Figures released as Operation Drive Insured begins “Sadly, every law-abiding driver feels the pinch when it comes to uninsured vehicles” warns [...]