The ugly truth

Pensive and anxious man reaching for a telephone

If the evidence wasn’t clear already, a recent report has nailed a statistic to the anecdotal rise in fraudulent insurance claims this year. With nearly three quarters of the industry’s fraud investigators witnessing a rise in false claims, the matter is no longer one for speculation.

Other figures released by Ordnance Survey will make your head spin, but perhaps the most foreboding is that 80% of investigators believe the trend will continue for the next 12 months, as Britons continu