A WARNING has been issued after reports of a group of men targeting lone women drivers in order to make fraudulent insurance claims.
The Insurance Fraud Bureau - along with police - are warning motorists to be aware of the scam which has been reported in a number of counties over the last week.
The scam involves a car full of men suddenly braking despite there being no traffic, causing a crash.
The incidents come after the police issued a warning about ‘cash for crash’ incidents back in February this year.
They advised motorists involved in those types of accidents to use their phone to capture as much photographic evidence as possible, providing it is safe to do so. They also recommended fitting a dashboard video camera.
If you believe you are a victim of a cash for crash the police advise reporting the incident to them, alerting your insurer at the earliest opportunity and checking they will not automatically pay out a claim without an investigation.
More information can be found at https://www.insurancefraudbureau.org.