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COVID-19 has had a massive impact on the prevalence and types of insurance fraud seen across the sector. Indeed, with so much pressure on the courts during the pandemic, prosecutors are being told to prioritise more serious crimes and insurance fraud cases aren’t making the cut.
"It just seemed to go on and on, it's just been really upsetting." Gemma Combellack, 30, is talking about her six month fight to reclaim her identity after it was stolen by criminals last year.
Two brothers from Croydon, South London have received suspended sentences for a combined total of three years in prison at Inner London Crown Court after pleading guilty to conspiracy to defraud and being in possession of articles in use for fraud.
The current travel restrictions imposed due to coronavirus has left thousands of customers sorting out refunds; with travel firms, airlines, and holiday accommodation. This has led to increases in the purchases of caravans and motorhomes as people opt for staycations.
Two men have been arrested as part of a Surrey Police investigation into an attempted courier fraud incident.
A FRAUDSTER who stole more than £335,000 out of ‘pure greed’ from her employer will give birth behind bars
We are urging people to be wary of fraudsters selling fake or non-existent tickets to events.
Consumers are being urged to be on the lookout for holiday scams including fake caravan and motorhome listings, refund offers and travel deals, as criminals take advantage of uncertainty around coronavirus travel restrictions and cancellations to target their victims and commit fraud.
Fraudsters targeted a wide range of financial products in April, including current and savings accounts, as the UK entered lockdown.
Police are keen to speak to a man, pictured, who they believe could assist with an investigation.
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