30 postcodes around the UK have been identified as hotspots for crash-for-cash scams that have affected countless of motorists over recent years.

And drivers in the north of England will not be happy.

Birmingham has taken the top three spots – with B8, B6 and B10 being the areas that experience the most fraudulent accidents.

Bradford comes in next, with BD8 and BD9 taking the fourth and fifth spots.

Manchester takes sixth place – and Bradford, Birmingham and Oldham return to steal the top ten places.

Last year, the Insurance Fraud Taskforce (IFT) introduced a set of measures aimed at curbing the increasing number of fraudulent crash-for-cash attempts being made by scammers.

This included insurance data being shared with anti-fraud organisations and collaborative work between regulatory bodies and the insurance sector to identify those masterminding the criminal activity.

However, research by insurer Aviva said it detects a new crash-for-cash claimant every three hours since the IFT’s planned crackdown

Graphic courtesy of Insurance Fraud Bureau

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