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2012

Family ordered to repay £278,000 after insurance frauds

20 Dec 2012

A family that claimed thousands of pounds in fake insurance claims have been ordered to pay back over £278,000.

IFB welcomes MOJ’s whiplash consultation

11 Dec 2012

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) responds to the Ministry of Justice’s (MOJ) launch of a consultation on whiplash compensation.

Arrests in Sunderland following ‘crash for cash’ investigation

23 Nov 2012

Northumbria Police have arrested five people as part of an on-going investigation into suspected fraudulent insurance claims in Sunderland.

IFB moves into second phase of strategic plan

23 Nov 2012

The IFB Board has announced they are now looking to appoint a permanent Director to steer the organisation into the next stage of its growth and development.

‘Crash for Cash’ fraud costing UK motorists £392 million – new report

22 Nov 2012

‘Crash for Cash’ fraudsters are “gambling with the lives of UK motorists” and costing honest policyholders nearly £400 million every year, according to a new report published today by the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB).

'Crash for Cash' Report - Putting the Brakes on Fraud

22 Nov 2012

'Crash for Cash' Report - Putting the Brakes on Fraud

AA sign up to IFB’s fight against fraud

12 Oct 2012

AA Insurance Services Ltd has become the latest organisation to sign-up as a member of the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB), joining the industry’s collective fight against organised fraud.

‘Crash for cash’ fraudster jailed for 21 months

11 Oct 2012

The head of an accident management company who processed fraudulent insurance claims has been jailed for 21 months.

Insurance fraud Cheatline now powered by Crimestoppers

01 Oct 2012

The insurance industry’s telephone hotline for members of the public to report fraud is now being hosted by independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers as part of a nine month pilot project.

ABI lifts the lid on the 1 billion a year insurance fraud industry as the insurance fraud register is launched

13 Sep 2012

ABI lifts the lid on the 1 billion a year insurance fraud industry as the insurance fraud register is launched

IFB signs new intelligence sharing agreement with VOSA

10 Aug 2012

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has signed a new intelligence sharing agreement with the Government’s Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA).

‘Crash for Cash’ fraudster sentenced to 7 years in prison

07 Aug 2012

An insurance fraudster who masterminded one of the UK’s biggest ‘crash for cash’ scams has been sentenced to seven years and three months in prison.

Three arrested as IFB joins crackdown on identity fraud

23 Jul 2012

Three suspected identity fraudsters have been arrested by the Metropolitan Police marking the Insurance Fraud Bureau’s (IFB) first involvement in one of the UK’s biggest investigations into identity fraud.

IFB to share fraud intelligence with the public sector

09 Jul 2012

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has signed a new intelligence sharing agreement with NAFN Data & Intelligence Services, which will see intelligence on known fraudsters shared between the insurance industry and local authorities.

Bus ‘crash for cash’ scam – four arrested

04 Jul 2012

The Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) has arrested four men in Liverpool believed to be part of a suspected ‘crash for cash’ scam involving a bus.

Fraud in focus: BIBA Conference 2012

23 May 2012

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) challenged brokers to join the fight against fraud at this year’s BIBA Conference 2012.

IFB appoints Andrew Buck to roll-out Insurance Fraud Register

21 May 2012

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has recruited Andrew Buck to oversee the launch of the industry’s ground-breaking Insurance Fraud Register (IFR).

PKF Report - The Resilience To Fraud Of The UK Insurance Sector

15 May 2012

PKF Report - The Resilience To Fraud Of The UK Insurance Sector

Industry’s fight against fraud bolstered by IFB appointments

08 May 2012

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has today announced the appointment of four new members of staff, further bolstering the industry’s fight against organised motor insurance fraud.

UK Counter-Fraud Techniques Exported To Poland

02 Feb 2012

A delegation from the Polish Insurance Guarantee Fund (IGF) visited London today to learn more about the UK insurance industry’s pioneering fraud detection techniques.

IFB Director Appointed

24 Jan 2012

Phil Bird has been appointed to the IFB Director post on a 6 month secondment.

Air Bag DNA Foils Insurance Scam

17 Jan 2012

Former police detectives working for award winning insurance retailer Hastings Direct have just helped secure the six month conviction of a 41 year old teacher for insurance fraud.

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