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“Average cost of insurance fraud now tops £12,000 mark” reports ABI

The lengths insurance cheats will go to try to con their insurer are laid bare as the Association of British Insurers (ABI) publishes its annual detected fraud figures. At 460,000, the total number of fraudulent claims and applications detected in 2018 rose by 3% on the previous...
Posted On 03 Sep 2019
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Cifas members report 27% rise in false insurance claims across past 12 months

Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, has released new figures showing a marked increase in the number of individuals committing insurance fraud with false claims. Between 2017 and 2018, there has been a nationwide increase of 27% in fraudulent insurance claims. The new...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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Insurance scammers and rogue tradesmen underpin £1.2 billion UK fraud volume

The number of fraud cases reaching courts in the UK rose by 78% in 2018 according to research conducted by KPMG Forensic. KPMG’s Fraud Barometer, which records cases of alleged fraud with a value of more than £100,000, found that 453 cases with a total value of £1.2 billion went...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019
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Association of British Insurers reveals true extent of insurance fraud in UK plc

The Association of British Insurers’ (ABI) most comprehensive analysis yet of insurance fraud highlights that a fraud of this nature is now detected in the UK every minute. For the first time, the ABI’s annual detected fraud figures include data on application fraud, where...
Posted On 23 Aug 2018
DCI Andrew Fyfe
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City of London Police’s IFED selects new leader to head fight against insurance fraudsters

Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Andrew Fyfe has been appointed as the new head of the City of London’s Police’s dedicated Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED). DCI Fyfe brings with him 26 years of experience as a police officer, most recently within the National Fraud...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
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BDO FraudTrack: “Total value of reported fraud hits five-year high at £2 billion”

The total value of reported fraud in 2016 hit a five-year high, increasing by 31.5% to reach a level of £2 billion. Despite this hike outlined in the latest BDO FraudTrack analysis, which examines reported fraud cases in the UK valued at over £50,000, the number of reported cases...
Posted On 17 Jan 2017
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City of London Police appoints Oliver Little as head of Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department

The City of London Police has appointed a new head of department for its specialist Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED). Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Oliver Little takes on the role of leading the IFED team from DCI Angie Rogers, and is now looking to build on the...
Posted On 02 Feb 2016
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Government and ABI welcome proposed IFT measures designed to tackle insurance fraud

Harriett Baldwin (Economic Secretary to the Treasury) and Minister of State for Justice Lord Faulks have welcomed a series of recommendations by the Insurance Fraud Task Force (IFT) that will assist in tackling insurance fraud, reducing costs and protecting the interests of...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016