The Association of British Insurers' move to crackdown on industry fraud has received the public's backing, according to a recent report.
From an independent survey of 1,000 people 88 per cent supported the insurance industry's 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.”