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2015

November News Round-up

The insurance sector is pledging a relentless campaign to stamp out motor insurance scams, but new threats are emerging. We take a look at the issues hitting the headlines.

Manchester Claims Association: Surveillance Update

On Thursday 21st May 2015 Mike Hodge was invited by the Manchester Claims Association (MCA) to present a lunchtime lecture at the Freemasons Hall.The MCA is a membership organisation open to claims professionals within insurance companies, loss adjusters, lawyers and other claims handling operations and support services based in and around Greater Manchester.  Founded about 30 years ago…

New Investigation Services Group

ExamWorks UK’s trio of anti-fraud and investigations brands have announced they are to merge under a single name ExamWorks Investigation Services.

Top insurers fight back after £1m fraud attempt

As crash for cash scams continue to blight the insurance industry, reports have surfaced embroiling a number of major insurers in a £1million fraud.

6% of drivers would commit insurance fraud

With fraudulent and exaggerated claims continuing to represent a major problem for insurers, potentially impacting premiums for all drivers, tales of false claims and crash for cash scams are common.

Law Commissioner David Hertzell to lead fraud taskforce

The insurance industry has welcomed government proposals to introduce a Fraud Task force with open arms, as the threat frominsurance fraud remains a concern.

‘MyLicence’ helping battle the scammers

Insurers regularly warn the public of the threat of Ghost Broking and Crash for Cash scams, and now, the MIB and DVLA have joined forces to offer drivers added protection.

Drivers conned in Nationwide ‘Ghost Broking’ scheme

With almost 150 drivers conned out of a staggering £60,000 in Hampshire by a nationwide insurance fraud , City of London Police have had to intervene amid complaints that insurance bought from Personal Touch Insurance was not valid.

Investigators succeed in double North West victory

Countless attempts have been made by law enforcement and the insurance industry to deter individuals from Crash for Cash scams, but this has yet to stop criminals from trying. However investigators in the North West have triumphed, securing convictions against two separate insurance fraudsters in Liverpool and Greater Manchester who were claiming £150,000 and £400,000 respectively.

Social media and Employee Screening

As employers strive to ensure that potential candidates and employees considered for promotion fit their exacting requirements, more and more emphasis is being placed on reviewing that person’s personal presence on Social Media – making sure that their online activities and interactions with others won’t potentially land employers in trouble with the press and other stakeholders.

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