Fraudsters are always innovating and looking for new ways to exploit consumers for their own financial gain. Unfortunately, honest consumers end up paying the price, whether it’s the stress of being defrauded or through increased insurance premiums.
The latest trend we’re seeing relates to car insurance claims. A growing number of customers who experience road traffic accidents are falling victim to scammers pretending to be insurance companies.
These companies advertise false contact numbers on search engines to trick customers into filing their insurance claim with them instead of their actual insurer. They prey on the fact that those who have been in an accident might be in a hurry, and typically rely on search engines to find their insurer’s contact details.