Fraud database claims first cheat

The national database launched earlier this year to combat motor insurance fraud has claimed its first cheat. A policyholder claimed that his car has been stolen and recovered stripped. A check of the database revealed that he had made exactly the same claim on the same vehicle six years ago. The national database, launched by the Association of British Insurers, contains details of all vehicles written off following an accident or reported stolen. A recent survey of insurers using the system

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