"Fraudsters behind 1,000 crashes a week" quote from The Daily Telegraph
Friday, March 14, 2014
"Insurance fraudsters in the UK staged , more than 300,000 car accidents since 2008 in scams that affect more than 1,000 innocent motorists a week and push up premiums for all drivers.
"Crash for Cash" fraud takes place when one or more parties deliberately cause a road traffic accident, in an attempt to gain financially, often claiming for injuries such as whiplash, with additional pay-outs to compensate for the loss of the car and lost earnings.
Research by insurer LV= found that more than 30,000 people have been victims of a "slam on" scam in the past year. LV= said that fraudsters targeted females and young drivers as they believed they were less likely to challenge claims. In the past two years almost 66% of victims were female, and 59% were aged 34 or younger." Source - The Daily Telegraph
The solution is to protect what you have experienced with a camera - three types of camera will meet you needs, the choice is yours, please call to discuss your specification 01273 30 40 10 -
1. Accident Kit
It has everything you need in a wallet, our clients tell us that the scammers get back into their cars when drivers take the camera out of the Accident Kit -
35mm flash camera, such film cannot be Photoshoped and can be used as evidence in a Law Court. Plus it has a brilliant flash.
Accident Report Form - ensures that you answer all the questions that your insurance company require.
Pen - you can never find a black ink pen when you want one.
Yellow Crayon - you can mark roads, cars, anything prior to taking a photograph.
Tape measure - it acts as a scale rule in photos and makes measurement easy.
9 LED alloy body torch - a very reliable torch with long lasting qualities.
Wallet - all the above packaged in a cloth wallet.
2. Digital D5 Camera
This is the only digital camera in the World that can be used for evidence in a Law Court. It has unique firmware that marks every image, the image cannot be Photoshoped without damaging the unique marks, thus ensuring an audit trail.
This camera can used with one of our Accident Kits.
Other digital cameras do not have a brilliant flash and don't have the secure firmware marking every image.
3. DashCam DVR
We can offer a DashCam that meets your specific needs and budget.
They can constantly record a video image and sound of what can be seen in front, or behind, or inside your vehicle. Plus the ability to plot the route taken using its GPS capabilities in conjunction with Google Maps. They also can offer G Meters which record in 3D what direction which vehicle has hit the other. We can even offer a combined SatNav / DashCam all in one removable unit. Lots of other facilities are being added to DashCam DVR, so just tell us your needs on 01273 304010