Birmingham has claimed the number one spot in a crash for cash postcode league – and, in fact, accounted for 10 of the top 30 postcodes for the crime.
There are three different types of crash for cash scam – all with the end result being the scammer hoping to get money through fraudulent claims:
According to the IFB, crash for cash costs the UK around £340m every year and 69,500 personal injury claims are linked to suspected crash for cash scams.
The latest figures from the IFB reveal motorists in Birmingham are most likely to suffer one of these driving scams.
Manchester, Bradford and Oldham also feature on the top 10 list.
The top postcode hotspots are:
Looking at the top 30 list in full, it’s clear drivers in the Midlands and the north are more likely to be involved in a crash for cash scam than their southern counterparts. Liverpool, Blackburn, Bolton and Wakefield all feature in the top 30, as well as London and Enfield in the south.
Just like you would if you were involved in a normal accident, take down as much information as you can about the incident itself, the other driver and passengers
If you’ve been involved in an incident or need to make a claim you can get in touch with us online. You can read more about what to do after an accident in our guide which includes a step-by-step video.