Aviva Reports 11% Drop In Value Of Insurance Fraud Claims

Law360, London (May 31, 2019, 1:56 PM BST) -- Reforms intended to make it harder for criminals to pursue motor insurance claims for fake neck injuries contributed to an 11% drop in the value of fraudulent claims detected in 2018, Britain’s largest insurer revealed on Friday.

Aviva said it had detected £80 million ($100 million) of suspect or proven fraudulent general insurance claims in 2018, a fall of £10 million since the previous year. The insurer added that it had uncovered the equivalent of £220,000 in fake claims every day of 2018 as it released data from its fraud intelligence team.

The insurer warned that the scale of fraud is "still...

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