Be Aware of Motor Trade Insurance Fraud
Once your vehicle, which is not insured, is damaged, you will have to bear the costs of repairing the vehicle.
Although most people make sure to responsibly report insurance claims, some people may choose to cheat the system and attempt to gain compensation illegally and without basis.
Motor trade insurance fraud is currently one of the fastest-growing types of fraud in the world.
Typically, a person who is insured will purposefully cause a rear-end collision to collect money from their motor trade coverage policy.
Another type of motor coverage scam occurs when claims of damage are inflated and exaggerated, in order to collect more money.
Individuals who falsely report damage to their vehicle can exaggerate the amount of damage that was caused in a collision, and may be found guilty of motor insurance fraud.
Many people are often tempted because motor trade insurance provides funds for the repair and replacement of the parts and to the damage done to the body of the vehicle.
The policy owners may attempt to collect money via their insurance claims for repairs that they do not intend to make to the vehicle.
There are many cases that involve policy owners who intentionally cause major damage to their own vehicle just to collect money, or to have their car "totaled" by the insurer to escape the liability or to collect more money.
Instances of fraudulent actions include burning the car, intentionally flooding the vehicle or causing serious damage to the vehicle in an intentional manner.
Another fraudulent method that is occasionally reported is the intentional damage inflicted to the vehicle through reckless driving on the road.
Some drivers have been known to stop the vehicle out of nowhere or put their vehicle in the way of another driver to cause a collision that looks to be the other driver's fault.
Such actions are dangerous because you might end up in the hospital, or much worse.
People who conduct fraudulent actions do not really know what the consequences are.
They have to be made aware that people are dying because of the fraudulent actions they carry out, just to get money on their insurance.
An unknown result is that the prices of premiums rise to cover the costs insurance companies incur paying out fraudulent claims.
These types of fraud are not new for many motor trade insurance companies.
Before you can even make a claim, there will be investigations, aside from the investigations conducted by the police, where the motor trade insurance company can easily identify if the person is eligible for the claim or not.
If you have been caught in an act of motor insurance fraud, you will have to spend more time and money in court.
You will have a criminal record and will pay huge amounts of fines - and you could even end up in jail.
These fraudulent actions have serious consequences, so beware.
You can't say you weren't warned!