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Don’t be caught out in the crash for cash scheme

Don’t be caught out in the crash for cash scheme

The Birmingham mail last week reported on a Mercedes owner who was involved in a £30,000 crash for cash scam. This is also known as Crash for Instant Cash, where by the fraudster demands a cash sum from the victim for not calling the insurance company.  This is all part of a national sting worth £400m a year, where organised criminals commit car crashes to cash in on the insurance money.

Crash for Cash scams is not a victimless crime. Honest car drivers pick up the bill from the fraud through increased premiums. Ask yourself this, would you give fraudsters £50 of your money each and every year?

What is a Crash for Cash scam?

  1. The car in front of you slams on its brakes for no reason giving the victim no time to prevent a collision.
  2. The fraudster will say that it’s the victim’s fault and gives them their name and address and the details of their insurance company.
  3. Weeks later the victim receives a letter from the insurance company with an extortionate bill with claims for car hire, the recovery of the vehicle and even injuries to the passengers, in which none of the statements is true.

What can I do to prevent it?

Vehicle Accessories provides a range of dashboard cameras that captures the ongoing events happening in front of your vehicle. Our cameras from Silent Witness, BlackVue and Novus deliver HD quality picture, some with audio, GPS and even logging systems. We can also provide an installation service to help fit your new camera to your vehicle. Overall they don’t just protect you from fraudulent claims they also encourage safer driving all round.

So don’t be caught in the crash for cash scheme. Install a new dashboard camera into your vehicle and have the video evidence to fight back.

For more information contact Vehicle Accessories on 0333 200 7244

or email sales@vehicle-accessories.net

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Paul Randall
2024-03-14
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Richard Shepherd
Richard Shepherd
2024-01-17
I highly recommend Lee, Dave and the Team at Vehicle Accessories after they did a fantastic job for a one off bespoke van fit for my business. I approached them with a rather radical high concept idea, Dave did a great job taking notes from my extensive brief. He made a great effort to listen and take notes along the way making sure he understood and made suggestions for materials which really led to a much better end product. A particular highlight was a suggestion for them to fabricate a wall mounted Steal Mesh cage system for my equipment which far exceeded my expectations of quality and engineering. During the planning stage and construction suggestions were made to change materials and systems for what they thought would work better for the project as it developed. The end product was perfect and done to a very high standard, it really turned out better than I ever hoped for. Communication throughout was excellent with regular updates, fast responses and easy dialogue when confirming details or discussing changes. Changes were managed quickly and efficiently throughout the build with a great deal of flexibility and professionalism. Even though I was just having just one bespoke build being done for myself I felt highly valued as a customer and treated with the same level of respect and attentiveness as someone ordering a fleet. The quality of work and customer service will certainly mean I’ll be coming back for my next van project.
Philip Taylor Ashby
Philip Taylor Ashby
2023-12-26
Lee and his helpful staff sorted my lock problem that made it easy to break in or steal and at there Christmas closing time🙏, friendly helpful and reasonable thank you all.
Mark Elliott
Mark Elliott
2023-05-23
Great choice of equipment to fit and all done efficiently. They have designed and fitted racking to 75 vehicle for us in the last year.
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2023-05-20
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Andrew Young
Andrew Young
2023-04-13
What can say.... the order process was simple, prices competitive and when it was realised that I had ordered 2 incompatible parts I got a call to check and recify the order. Collection was easy and the install team did a quick, neat job. Job done....until next time thank you
Annie Meadows
Annie Meadows
2023-02-28
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miles leech
2022-12-22
Big thanks to Dave and the rest of the Vehicle Accessories team. They've done a great job fitting security locks and a floor in my new van. They also moved over my racking and interior lights from my previous van while going out of there way to make it all fit. Excellent service, very efficient and professional. Highly recommended and nice people to deal with. Thanks Miles Ashton Gas


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