Crash for cash incidents up 50% in 2013, says Aviva

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Fraudulent ‘crash for cash’ incidents increased by 51% in 2013, according to claims fraud data from Aviva.

The provider stated that these deliberately caused accidents were at the highest levels ever detected by the company, and held a value of over £10m.

Aviva also revealed that it was dealing with over 6,000 motor injury claims linked to organised fraud activity.

Serious concern
Tom Gardiner, head of claims fraud at Aviva, said: “The fast growth of induced accidents on our roads is cause for

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