Police have arrested 27 people over allegations of ‘ghost broking’.
The arrests were made following an investigation into the sale of fake car insurance policies, carried out by the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED).
Officers from the City of London police, as well as officers from other forces, conducted a series of dawn raids in the Leicestershire, London, Manchester, Thames Valley and West Midlands areas.
DCI Dave Wood, head of IFED, said: “This day of action reveals ghost broking to be a UK-wide problem which is being met by a national law enforcement response, led by IFED. “The consequences for innocent motorists who fall victims to ghost brokers can be dire, so it is absolutely vital that drivers shopping for car insurance online, or through other means, question what they are being offered to ensure they get a real deal.” Wood added: “Driver diligence, coupled with enforcement action being taken by IFED and supported by local forces, is the best way to confront this threat now and in the future.”
courtesy of Insurance Age