Esure set to train sales staff to detect 'fronting' fraud

Esure has heightened its efforts to prepare for a potential rise in 'fronting' by training staff to be on higher alert when handling sales and claims.

Fronting is a practice by which parents will try to reduce the cost of their driving-age children's car insurance by reporting themselves as the primary driver. The online insurer said it believed the credit crunch would only increase the volume of this type of motor insurance fraud.

Esure has advised its staff to be on the look out for tell-tale si