Crash for cash and organised fraud causing rise in fraud

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Crash for cash and organised fraud are causing the number of bogus insurance claims to soar, according to Aviva, the Daily Mail reported.

About 14,000 fraudulent insurance claims worth £95m were made in 2014 - equivalent to 39 every day, the insurer said.

One in nine whiplash claims could be false, Aviva said, while motor insurance application fraud is also rising, with more than 6,300 cases last year.

“Fraudulent motor claims put innocent motorists at risk of harm and push up the cost of premiums for everyone,” the Daily Mail reported Tom Gardiner, head of fraud at Aviva as saying.