ABI figures show 1,300 insurance scams a day detected in 2018


The total number of fraudulent claims and applications detected rose by 3% to 469,000 in 2018, with their value up 6%, according to figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

The organisation reported that 1,300 insurance scams were uncovered every day, with the average con valued at £12,000. According to the ABI, the value of the detected dishonest claims was £1.2bn, down slightly from the £1.3bn reported last year.

The insurer trade body said the equivalent of two cheats every

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