The devil is always in the detail. Fraudsters are expert in hiding their crimes in the free text of claims notification forms.
Once you can analyse this unstructured data you find the trails that lead to geographically close: -
- Scrap yards
- 2nd Hand Auto Sales
You find particular road crossings and roundabouts where these fraudsters exploit vulnerable drivers.
You find solicitors that introduce minors as passengers at times when they should be in school and links between passengers, drivers and injury claims.
Less places to hide in unstructured data when you combine technology with skilled human intuition and relevant experience.
Members of a crash-for-cash crime gang based in Luton have been jailed. The gang were linked to around 80 staged collisions and almost £1.2 million in fraudulent insurance claims. They used two different tactics to scam insurance companies out of money. In some cases they would brake suddenly, so that the car behind would crash into them, with the driver of the other car then being deemed at fault. In other incidents, offenders would crash into each other, away from any witnesses so that they could then put in a claim.