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Steve Farrell  says:

Insurers should pay police to tackle fraud, say MPs

Insurers should pay for a dedicated police unit to tackle a rise in fraudulent claims, according an influential group of MPs.Fraud is a key factor behind soaring premiums and could lead to deaths in deliberately staged accidents, according to the Transport Select Committee.Committee Chair Louise Ellman said: “The police made plain to the committee that ‘staged accidents’ are on the...

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Aug 02

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Hedgehog5 says:

So insurers should pay for a dedicated police unit... the cost of which will be passed on to us, the customers... who are already paying for the police force... nice one!

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Aug 02

Posts: 28

The insurance company business is a fiasco, where insurance companies pass on claims to accident management companies. they are passed on claims that  they expect to be paid back from the third party insurers. These accident management companies have their " approved " repairers increase the value of their invoices which are presented to the insurance companies but the accident management companies pay the same invoice less their 10 to 15%. the same with hired vehicles, solicitors bills,medical experts on top of refferal costs. Every one is taking their cut and I bet  the extra cost ammounts to more annually that all the fraudulent cases put together.. Thats why insurance is getting more expensive..The insurance companies won't admit to it because the main reason they pass out their work to accident management companies is so they can reduce their own staffing levels and they would much rather blame the fraudulent claims made by the public as an excuse for higher costs..... Insurance companies already have their own  anti fraud departments. I think that if they were to scrap them and pay the police instead there would be a much better non biased investigation into fraudulent cases and may even cut down on the amount of them.

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Sep 09

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Should we pay the police to investigate crime generally ? That way we might get some policing.

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