Telematics system helps thwart fraudulent £20k motor insurance claim
The claim – amounting to approximately £20,000 – referred to an alleged automobile accident in Liverpool and was filed with Aviva insurance after three claimants reported that two vehicles had been in collision.
One of the vehicles was fitted with a telematics system that helped APU determine that the vehicle was, in fact, over two miles away from where the alleged accident was said to have occurred.
The three claimants have since ceased to seek compensation for the incident and have been added to APU’s fraud database as well as insurers’ fraud detection systems.
Neil Thomas, director of investigative services at APU, said: ‘In order for insurance companies to continue to offer affordable insurance, it is paramount that criminals who attempt to falsely claim be stopped. These acts are detrimental to innocent people, who end up paying more for car insurance or suffer delays to genuine claims.’