Insurance fraud hotspots revealed

The worst areas where staged accidents occur have been revealed by a major insurer

The worst affected area for ‘Crash for cash’ accidents, where fraudsters purposely stage car accidents to claim compensation, is Centenary Way in Manchester Direct Line has revealed. It has been estimated that such scams cost honest drivers £350 million each year. A professional gang of 20 were involved in around 92 staged accidents between 2005 and 2008. Their activities were uncovered by office workers identifying the same person involved in accidents at one particular location.

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