Birmingham is worst UK area for 'crash for cash' scams
The city has been named as the place with the most amount of crash-for-cash incidents.
The West Midlands city has been named as the place with the most amount of crash-for-cash scams, which see fraudsters deliberately damaging their cars in order to win compensation from an organisation.
Such incidents usually involve individuals filing fraudulent paperwork, damaging cars behind closed doors or deliberately crashing their car on the motorway.
The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) analysed 2.7 million motor insurance claims made across the UK over the last 15 months, and concluded that 170,000 of them were linked to scams, with postcodes in Birmingham, Bradford, Manchester, London and Luton being hotspots for such scams.
James Dalton, director of general insurance policy at Association of British Insurers stated, “With more vehicles on the roads as we emerge from the pandemic restrictions, so the potential targets for these criminals increases. This is why it's so important for all motorists to be on their guard".