Insurance Post TV: Why is ghost broking on the rise? Plus gig economy insurance and Chaucer CEO John Fowle
Today Insurance Post reveals the latest episode of its ‘magazine-style’ television show, which aims to get under the skin of some of the best read stories and articles that have appeared in print or online recently.
Research by Post has revealed that brokers as well as insurers are being targeted by claims management companies seeking to take over motor claims via misleading advert urls online, particularly on mobile devices
The number of ghost broking investigations has doubled since 2016, Stephen Dalton, head of intelligence and investigations at the Insurance Fraud Bureau, told Post.
Under the weight of coronavirus curtailment the UK unemployment rate has hit 4.8%. Crafty criminals are capitalising on unsuspecting job hunters to ‘phish’ personal information and commit insurance fraud.
Escape of water claims across the insurance sector often form the highest proportion of all claims notified and the number and cost of those claims continue to rise. John O’Shea, partner and head of property damage and recovery at BLM, and Paul Redington…
The recently appointed head of the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department, Edelle Michaels, told Post insurers need to be more "joined-up" in the campaign to identify suspects and protect victims.
In the 29th episode of Post and Insurance Age’s video series we gathered together an expert panel to discuss the prevention, detection and prosecution of insurance fraud at a time of pandemic.
Insurance clone warnings doubled last year, as fraudsters got creative in their attempts to scam the public. Post investigates the rise of the clones and asks why it is so tough to police these fraudulent firms
The industry saw 1300 insurance scams every day last year at an average cost of £12,000 each, according to numbers released by the Association of British Insurers.
Three men have been jailed after an investigation led by the City of London Police Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department found they had carried out a ‘crash for cash’ plan on a motorway slip road in Coventry.
Walking for wells, real world cyber attacks and Grandads of the Atlantic
‘Heartless’ insurance fraudster who made false Grenfell, Manchester Arena bombing and London Bridge terror attack claims jailed
A woman who made more than 50 fraudulent claims, including some involving the Grenfell Tower fire, Manchester Arena bombing and London Bridge terror attack, has been handed a jail sentence.
Five members of an organised crime group have been jailed for a combined sentence of 14 years for defrauding insurers.
Young people aged between 17 and 24 years old are most likely to fall prey to ghost broking scams, figures from the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department reveal.
We have all experienced that heart-stopping moment when our phone rings and our eyes are greeted with the dreaded: "No caller ID."
An insurance worker has been sentenced to 26 months in prison for defrauding three different companies in the insurance industry worth £129,000.
Four men have been sentenced for carrying out a series of ‘crash for cash’ frauds, and then claiming against fraudulent insurance policies.
Over half a million attempts at insurance fraud were detected in 2017, equivalent to one fraud every minute.
Ghost broking is a growing threat and it is spreading to the commercial environment, Post held a roundtable with senior claims and fraud figures to discuss what the insurance industry should be doing about it
The Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department has launched a ‘crackdown’ of opportunistic fraud within personal injury and property claims.
A ghost broker who used victims’ details to make £321,000 of false car insurance claims has been jailed.
The Insurance Fraud Bureau has appointed two claims officers from major insurers to its board.
This week, the insurance industry received the news that the government’s controversial whiplash reforms are likely to be put into effect in April next year.
Two months on from his appointment as head of the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department, Post sat down with detective chief inspector Andy Fyfe to discuss the ways Ifed is tackling insurance fraud.