A new report from the Home Office has suggested theft was the biggest crime suffered by commercial transport and logistics premises during 2012. The report, which presents detailed findings from the 2012 Commercial Victimisation Survey, looks at crime against businesses in manufacturing, wholesale and retail, transport and storage, and accommodation and food. It takes into account such crimes as burglary, vandalism, vehicle-related theft, robbery, assault, and fraud. According to the report, a total of 324,000 crimes were recorded against the […]
The Identity and Passport Service (IPS) has renewed its passport delivery contract with DX Group. The firm will continue to provide secure delivery of UK passports, supporting documents and internal mail for the IPS, a contract it has held since 2004. Since the secure delivery contract began, the firm has reduced losses by 96% and investigation rates have fallen by 74%. It has also been recognised by the Home Office for helping it to save £3.2m in the 2011/12 financial […]
The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has called for a greater focus on the role played by claims management companies (CMCs) in so-called ‘crash-for-cash’ incidents, in which accidents with innocent parties – often LGV drivers – are engineered in order to make a fraudulent motor insurance claim.
The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) and the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) have signed a formal intelligence sharing agreement. The agreement should make it easier to identify the organised criminal gangs engaged in cross-industry insurance fraud such as crash-for-cash scams.