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ABI crackdown on fraud

The Association of British Insurers&#39 move to crackdown on industry fraud has received the public&#39s backing, according to a recent report.


From an independent survey of 1,000 people 88 per cent supported the insurance industry&#39s toughened stance on fraud. The ABI also reports it has received 1,500 calls to its cheatline since its launch in April 1999.


ABI deputy director general Tony Baker says: “People recognise insurance fraud is not a victimless crime and honest policy holders suffer through increased premiums.


“We are very encouraged industry initiatives to tackle the problem and raise public awareness are beginning to pay dividends.”

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