Backchat heard of one fraudulent claim this week that wouldn't require the use of a lie detector. It seems a failed con man was left red faced after he set fire to his car in order to claim on the insurance.

It was the 4% facial burns and singed eyebrows, hair and eyelashes that attracted attention to Ian Strachan, from Perth, after his car was found burnt out.

Strachan initially claimed the burns were from lighting a friend's gas fire, but later confessed all to the police.