Do you know how to Protect Yourself from a Crash for Cash scam?
Birmingham has been named as the country’s “crash-for-cash” capital – with one in four fake UK accidents taking place in our city, according to incidents detected by insurance company Aviva. Reported by Birmingham Mail, ‘the figures include induced accidents, where fraudsters deliberately target innocent motorists to claim whiplash compensation, as well as staged accidents, when two damaged cars are brought together to make it look like an accident.’
Sparkhill and Tyseley have been identified as the worst fraud hotspots in the city and Aviva have expressed concerned that whilst overall figures have fallen, that they still remain ‘worryingly’ high.
Dangerous and costly to insurance premium payers, we take a look at how you can avoid becoming a victim of ‘crash-for-cash’ scams, which includes recognising the potential signs so that you can avoid it; how to recognise that your accident could be a crash-for-cash scam, and knowing what to do in the event that you do become a victim. Take a listen to gain more insight.
Top 10 crash-for-cash locations in 2015, according to Aviva:
- North London
- East London
- North West London
Sources of help include, Insurance Fraud Bureau. Call them on 0800 422 0421.