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25 September 2012 at 16:18
Car insurance fraud is a way deceitful people try to make money from bogus crashes – and there is a type of fraud that doesn’t even require an accident to have physically occurred. Contrived accidents are just that – it’s where a scammer will make a false insurance claim on a policy but the accident will not have actually occurred. It’s simply a way for the charlatans to swindle the insurance company.
25 September 2012 at 16:14
Forcibly causing accidents to benefit from car insurance pay-outs is big business. It’s also highly illegal and classed as car insurance fraud. That doesn’t stop some dishonest drivers from inciting a collision though. We want to make sure you’re aware of the potential scams out there, so we’re explaining just what ‘induced’, ‘staged’ and ‘contrived’ accidents are and the differences between the three.
01 September 2010 at 15:50
You've picked up the hire car, spotted the airport exit, and are raring to go... but watch out – danger may be lurking for the millions of us who drive abroad each year.
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