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Police Quiz Suspected Scammers After Insurers Raise Alarm

Law360, London (November 12, 2018, 3:18 PM GMT) -- City of London Police said on Monday that it targeted more than 30 individuals who allegedly inflated the value of stolen items or exaggerated their injuries from "slip and trip" claims in a week-long nationwide crackdown on “opportunistic” fraud.

The police force’s insurance fraud enforcement department said it went after 32 individuals in the week starting Nov. 5 who it suspected of scamming insurers out of £261,500 ($337,400). Twenty were questioned and eight were cautioned as a result of the investigation, the fraud department said. The other 12 denied the allegation and have been released under investigation.

The alleged scammers had been...

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