Car insurance fraud in East Lancashire stabilises

Car insurance fraud in East Lancashire stabilises

Car insurance fraud in East Lancashire stabilises

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THE level of car insurance fraud in East Lancashire appears to have ‘stablised’, despite a national spike in dishonest claims.

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said the number of dishonest motor claims rose by 34 per cent last year, to 59,900, reaching a total value of £811m.

Local figures were not published, but the ABI said none of the ‘BB’ postcode areas featured in the 20 areas with the highest levels of insurance fraud.

Blackburn MP Jack Straw, who has campaigned to reduce car insurance premiums, said this supported anecdotal evidence that the picture is improving for East Lancashire drivers, who faced some of the largest bills in the country in 2010.

He said: “Premiums have been improving here, and in some cases have gone down.

“I think the industry and police have got much more effective at tracing fraudsters and there have been important changes in the law.”

“But there’s still no doubt at all that fraudsters are a national menace for whom all motorists are paying.”

Richard Fogarty, of Lancashire-based insurance firm Fogartys, said there were still certain postcodes which get hit with high premiums, such as BB2, which includes the west of Blackburn, and B11, which includes the south of Burnley, while some companies even refuse to offer insurance for these areas.

But he added: “I think prices have started stabalising in East Lancashire, whereas they may have got worse in other areas.”

Aidan Kerr, the ABI's assistant director, said the national rise in insurance fraud was due to increasing detection levels.

He said: "The message is clear: never has it been harder to get away with committing insurance fraud; never have the penalties - ranging from a custodial sentence and a criminal record to difficulties in obtaining financial products in the future - been so severe."

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8:58pm Sat 31 May 14

Steven11 says...

We all know who is to blame for all this is ? Don't we. !
We all know who is to blame for all this is ? Don't we. ! Steven11
  • Score: 54

9:35pm Sat 31 May 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Steven11 wrote:
We all know who is to blame for all this is ? Don't we. !
We certainly do !!!!
[quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: We all know who is to blame for all this is ? Don't we. ![/p][/quote]We certainly do !!!! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 46

9:48pm Sat 31 May 14

mclachlans says...

i would recommend insure the box because they install a tele-box which also includes a tracker with a crash sensor so if you are involved in the unfortunate accident they will assist with investigations how the accident happened. is is such a good system their website is https://www.insureth
ebox.com/
i would recommend insure the box because they install a tele-box which also includes a tracker with a crash sensor so if you are involved in the unfortunate accident they will assist with investigations how the accident happened. is is such a good system their website is https://www.insureth ebox.com/ mclachlans
  • Score: 29

9:50pm Sat 31 May 14

the beaver says...

I'm sure the powers that be are thick as pig **** the next lot they catch bang them up for attempted murder. with max sentence's. That will soon stop the rest trying getting sick of all this crime paying for the scum. Lock them up for long enough then the rest might realize getting off your backside and working is the only way to get on in life.
I'm sure the powers that be are thick as pig **** the next lot they catch bang them up for attempted murder. with max sentence's. That will soon stop the rest trying getting sick of all this crime paying for the scum. Lock them up for long enough then the rest might realize getting off your backside and working is the only way to get on in life. the beaver
  • Score: 47

11:36pm Sat 31 May 14

glossopkid says...

Steven11 wrote:
We all know who is to blame for all this is ? Don't we. !
Please do enlighten us!!!
[quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: We all know who is to blame for all this is ? Don't we. ![/p][/quote]Please do enlighten us!!! glossopkid
  • Score: -38

6:21am Sun 1 Jun 14

woolywords says...

LATEST NEWS:
Lancashire Telegraph publishes news story about insurance fraud; and invites online comments!
In other news today..
Wooly yawns, goes back to sleep and dreams of sheeple, jumping fences, to vote Labour..
LATEST NEWS: Lancashire Telegraph publishes news story about insurance fraud; and invites online comments! In other news today.. Wooly yawns, goes back to sleep and dreams of sheeple, jumping fences, to vote Labour.. woolywords
  • Score: -30

7:28am Sun 1 Jun 14

Excluded again says...

Steven11 wrote:
We all know who is to blame for all this is ? Don't we. !
Yes. Criminals.
[quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: We all know who is to blame for all this is ? Don't we. ![/p][/quote]Yes. Criminals. Excluded again
  • Score: 33

10:35am Sun 1 Jun 14

superdad1 says...

Excluded again wrote:
Steven11 wrote:
We all know who is to blame for all this is ? Don't we. !
Yes. Criminals.
I see Asian Jewellery thefts are now on the increase !!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Excluded again[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: We all know who is to blame for all this is ? Don't we. ![/p][/quote]Yes. Criminals.[/p][/quote]I see Asian Jewellery thefts are now on the increase !!!!!!!! superdad1
  • Score: 34

1:40pm Sun 1 Jun 14

salvadore says...

the beaver wrote:
I'm sure the powers that be are thick as pig **** the next lot they catch bang them up for attempted murder. with max sentence's. That will soon stop the rest trying getting sick of all this crime paying for the scum. Lock them up for long enough then the rest might realize getting off your backside and working is the only way to get on in life.
And I thought this was about insurance fraud, criminals are criminals no matter where there from. Bb11 south of burnley mainly white area, some parts if bb2 asian whoever they are the insurance companies should target individuals not everyone from the area. Secondly stop referral fees which is happening now to claims companies and thirdly the cost of repair is 4 times more than going to a reputable garage for repair. Every quadruples their charges once they know it's an insurance job. This cost is past on to us.
[quote][p][bold]the beaver[/bold] wrote: I'm sure the powers that be are thick as pig **** the next lot they catch bang them up for attempted murder. with max sentence's. That will soon stop the rest trying getting sick of all this crime paying for the scum. Lock them up for long enough then the rest might realize getting off your backside and working is the only way to get on in life.[/p][/quote]And I thought this was about insurance fraud, criminals are criminals no matter where there from. Bb11 south of burnley mainly white area, some parts if bb2 asian whoever they are the insurance companies should target individuals not everyone from the area. Secondly stop referral fees which is happening now to claims companies and thirdly the cost of repair is 4 times more than going to a reputable garage for repair. Every quadruples their charges once they know it's an insurance job. This cost is past on to us. salvadore
  • Score: 19

2:03pm Sun 1 Jun 14

MARCO says...

Stabilised has it great news!!! How about getting the bleeding fraud down now that would be good news.
Stabilised has it great news!!! How about getting the bleeding fraud down now that would be good news. MARCO
  • Score: 24

2:11pm Sun 1 Jun 14

the beaver says...

Its not about whites and Asians its criminal's lowlife scumbags race has nothing to do with this they all pee in the same pot. And by attempted murder I mean when they deliberately flash someone out or suddenly break and cause an accident they could kill someone. So should get charged as such.
Its not about whites and Asians its criminal's lowlife scumbags race has nothing to do with this they all pee in the same pot. And by attempted murder I mean when they deliberately flash someone out or suddenly break and cause an accident they could kill someone. So should get charged as such. the beaver
  • Score: 22

2:19pm Sun 1 Jun 14

carl 32 says...

superdad1 wrote:
Excluded again wrote:
Steven11 wrote:
We all know who is to blame for all this is ? Don't we. !
Yes. Criminals.
I see Asian Jewellery thefts are now on the increase !!!!!!!!
yes the police caught the WHITE ROMANIAN THIEVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!
[quote][p][bold]superdad1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Excluded again[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: We all know who is to blame for all this is ? Don't we. ![/p][/quote]Yes. Criminals.[/p][/quote]I see Asian Jewellery thefts are now on the increase !!!!!!!![/p][/quote]yes the police caught the WHITE ROMANIAN THIEVES!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! carl 32
  • Score: 15

9:41pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Old age pensioner says...

glossopkid wrote:
Steven11 wrote:
We all know who is to blame for all this is ? Don't we. !
Please do enlighten us!!!
The people daren't say because a certain card may be brought out, even though we do know because it's been in the LT a number of times. Freedom of speech is a thing of the past!!
[quote][p][bold]glossopkid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: We all know who is to blame for all this is ? Don't we. ![/p][/quote]Please do enlighten us!!![/p][/quote]The people daren't say because a certain card may be brought out, even though we do know because it's been in the LT a number of times. Freedom of speech is a thing of the past!! Old age pensioner
  • Score: 24

11:26pm Sun 1 Jun 14

M Foster says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
Steven11 wrote:
We all know who is to blame for all this is ? Don't we. !
We certainly do !!!!
Yes, probably the same people who are making racist, paedophile attacks on (only) White indigenous females of Christian decent, carefully chosen vulnerable ones, often in care with a history of parental neglect, who are suckered in with gifts, drugged and raped then passed around like pieces of meat to be pimped, prostituted and no doubt threatened/blackmail
ed to keep them quiet. An epidemic that is still sweeping this country despite the powers-that-be attempting to claim they have a grip on this evil, nasty activity yet while police in Rotherham recently state that they cannot keep up with battling such organised crime there. The same people who, in a major headline news item on the BBC a couple of days ago about the Rotherham situation, could not be mentioned by name for the filth that they are. 14 recently arrested in connection - the tip of the iceberg without doubt. No, we must not point the finger at those very largely to blame must we? The BBC, like the rest of the media (including LT) are enacting a major dereliction of duty for trying to cover up such things, not daring to mention the `elephant in the room' when we all know what is really going on and where it will finally end. I hope those involved in this deception, will, in time, become victims of the sick and divided society they are helping create.
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: We all know who is to blame for all this is ? Don't we. ![/p][/quote]We certainly do !!!![/p][/quote]Yes, probably the same people who are making racist, paedophile attacks on (only) White indigenous females of Christian decent, carefully chosen vulnerable ones, often in care with a history of parental neglect, who are suckered in with gifts, drugged and raped then passed around like pieces of meat to be pimped, prostituted and no doubt threatened/blackmail ed to keep them quiet. An epidemic that is still sweeping this country despite the powers-that-be attempting to claim they have a grip on this evil, nasty activity yet while police in Rotherham recently state that they cannot keep up with battling such organised crime there. The same people who, in a major headline news item on the BBC a couple of days ago about the Rotherham situation, could not be mentioned by name for the filth that they are. 14 recently arrested in connection - the tip of the iceberg without doubt. No, we must not point the finger at those very largely to blame must we? The BBC, like the rest of the media (including LT) are enacting a major dereliction of duty for trying to cover up such things, not daring to mention the `elephant in the room' when we all know what is really going on and where it will finally end. I hope those involved in this deception, will, in time, become victims of the sick and divided society they are helping create. M Foster
  • Score: 15

11:54pm Sun 1 Jun 14

burnleyglentoran says...

M Foster wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
Steven11 wrote:
We all know who is to blame for all this is ? Don't we. !
We certainly do !!!!
Yes, probably the same people who are making racist, paedophile attacks on (only) White indigenous females of Christian decent, carefully chosen vulnerable ones, often in care with a history of parental neglect, who are suckered in with gifts, drugged and raped then passed around like pieces of meat to be pimped, prostituted and no doubt threatened/blackmail

ed to keep them quiet. An epidemic that is still sweeping this country despite the powers-that-be attempting to claim they have a grip on this evil, nasty activity yet while police in Rotherham recently state that they cannot keep up with battling such organised crime there. The same people who, in a major headline news item on the BBC a couple of days ago about the Rotherham situation, could not be mentioned by name for the filth that they are. 14 recently arrested in connection - the tip of the iceberg without doubt. No, we must not point the finger at those very largely to blame must we? The BBC, like the rest of the media (including LT) are enacting a major dereliction of duty for trying to cover up such things, not daring to mention the `elephant in the room' when we all know what is really going on and where it will finally end. I hope those involved in this deception, will, in time, become victims of the sick and divided society they are helping create.
BEST POST ON LET IN A VERY, VERY LONG TIME

YOU SAY WHAT THE SILENT(TILL NOW, BUT WAKENING FROM SLUMBER)

SPEAK.

GOOD ON YA
[quote][p][bold]M Foster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: We all know who is to blame for all this is ? Don't we. ![/p][/quote]We certainly do !!!![/p][/quote]Yes, probably the same people who are making racist, paedophile attacks on (only) White indigenous females of Christian decent, carefully chosen vulnerable ones, often in care with a history of parental neglect, who are suckered in with gifts, drugged and raped then passed around like pieces of meat to be pimped, prostituted and no doubt threatened/blackmail ed to keep them quiet. An epidemic that is still sweeping this country despite the powers-that-be attempting to claim they have a grip on this evil, nasty activity yet while police in Rotherham recently state that they cannot keep up with battling such organised crime there. The same people who, in a major headline news item on the BBC a couple of days ago about the Rotherham situation, could not be mentioned by name for the filth that they are. 14 recently arrested in connection - the tip of the iceberg without doubt. No, we must not point the finger at those very largely to blame must we? The BBC, like the rest of the media (including LT) are enacting a major dereliction of duty for trying to cover up such things, not daring to mention the `elephant in the room' when we all know what is really going on and where it will finally end. I hope those involved in this deception, will, in time, become victims of the sick and divided society they are helping create.[/p][/quote]BEST POST ON LET IN A VERY, VERY LONG TIME YOU SAY WHAT THE SILENT(TILL NOW, BUT WAKENING FROM SLUMBER) SPEAK. GOOD ON YA burnleyglentoran
  • Score: 18

3:18pm Mon 2 Jun 14

timeforcommonsense says...

In this day and age I find it hard to beleive that there are not dedicated computer programs that allow insurers to compare potential customers and their history, that way, anybody puts a claim in for whiplash could be flagged and a warning attatched to their file. If after a year or so they have not had a similar claim then take the warning off their insurance record. The only problem that leaves is the use of bogus identity, for me the only way round this is to take a leaf out of India and Pakistans book and introduce biometrics linked to a dedicated computer program. Before people moan about how much it would cost to implement, answer this. How many years have insurance companies been complaining of losing huge amounts of money? It would save them, and us honest users, an absolute fortune.
In this day and age I find it hard to beleive that there are not dedicated computer programs that allow insurers to compare potential customers and their history, that way, anybody puts a claim in for whiplash could be flagged and a warning attatched to their file. If after a year or so they have not had a similar claim then take the warning off their insurance record. The only problem that leaves is the use of bogus identity, for me the only way round this is to take a leaf out of India and Pakistans book and introduce biometrics linked to a dedicated computer program. Before people moan about how much it would cost to implement, answer this. How many years have insurance companies been complaining of losing huge amounts of money? It would save them, and us honest users, an absolute fortune. timeforcommonsense
  • Score: 14

5:39pm Mon 2 Jun 14

tall in the saddle says...

M Foster wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
Steven11 wrote:
We all know who is to blame for all this is ? Don't we. !
We certainly do !!!!
Yes, probably the same people who are making racist, paedophile attacks on (only) White indigenous females of Christian decent, carefully chosen vulnerable ones, often in care with a history of parental neglect, who are suckered in with gifts, drugged and raped then passed around like pieces of meat to be pimped, prostituted and no doubt threatened/blackmail

ed to keep them quiet. An epidemic that is still sweeping this country despite the powers-that-be attempting to claim they have a grip on this evil, nasty activity yet while police in Rotherham recently state that they cannot keep up with battling such organised crime there. The same people who, in a major headline news item on the BBC a couple of days ago about the Rotherham situation, could not be mentioned by name for the filth that they are. 14 recently arrested in connection - the tip of the iceberg without doubt. No, we must not point the finger at those very largely to blame must we? The BBC, like the rest of the media (including LT) are enacting a major dereliction of duty for trying to cover up such things, not daring to mention the `elephant in the room' when we all know what is really going on and where it will finally end. I hope those involved in this deception, will, in time, become victims of the sick and divided society they are helping create.
To call someone a Racist for wanting to reduce immigration to a sensible level, so that integration may stand a chance of working – though in my experience it hasn’t worked completely up to now- is a terrible thing and the BBC and all our media are guilty of this. They are the racists against the majority of the people of this country.
[quote][p][bold]M Foster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: We all know who is to blame for all this is ? Don't we. ![/p][/quote]We certainly do !!!![/p][/quote]Yes, probably the same people who are making racist, paedophile attacks on (only) White indigenous females of Christian decent, carefully chosen vulnerable ones, often in care with a history of parental neglect, who are suckered in with gifts, drugged and raped then passed around like pieces of meat to be pimped, prostituted and no doubt threatened/blackmail ed to keep them quiet. An epidemic that is still sweeping this country despite the powers-that-be attempting to claim they have a grip on this evil, nasty activity yet while police in Rotherham recently state that they cannot keep up with battling such organised crime there. The same people who, in a major headline news item on the BBC a couple of days ago about the Rotherham situation, could not be mentioned by name for the filth that they are. 14 recently arrested in connection - the tip of the iceberg without doubt. No, we must not point the finger at those very largely to blame must we? The BBC, like the rest of the media (including LT) are enacting a major dereliction of duty for trying to cover up such things, not daring to mention the `elephant in the room' when we all know what is really going on and where it will finally end. I hope those involved in this deception, will, in time, become victims of the sick and divided society they are helping create.[/p][/quote]To call someone a Racist for wanting to reduce immigration to a sensible level, so that integration may stand a chance of working – though in my experience it hasn’t worked completely up to now- is a terrible thing and the BBC and all our media are guilty of this. They are the racists against the majority of the people of this country. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 12

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