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IFED investigation leads to 27 arrests over sale of fake car insurance policies

The Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) today (Wednesday 9 October 2013) arrested 27 people across the UK in connection with the sale of fake car insurance policies.

The arrests were made in the Leicestershire, London, Manchester, Thames Valley and West Midlands areas. 168 officers took part in the operation.

IFED is a unit operating within the City of London Police funded by ABI member companies.

These are the latest in a string of arrests by IFED detectives tackling fake car insurance scams, a practice also known as 'ghost broking'.

The fake policies are often sold online, using phony websites as well as genuine classifieds and social media websites.

Read the ABI's advice on how to avoid becoming a victim of a fraudulent insurance policy scam.

Last updated 01/07/2016