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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.’ 

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.