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Possible fraudulent 3rd party claim on car insurance

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  • #16
    Atticus, your defence is kind, but I assume that the car type was identifiable. It would seem a coincidence indeed to have the same make model and colour.

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    • #17
      Manxman

      My insurers definitely understand the situation, i've made that 100% clear constantly.

      I'm recording phone calls and am getting what i can in writing, can never have too much. No-one but me drives my car, i can prove where i was but can't prove the car was there with me, much like they can't prove it was there either, which would be difficult as it wasn't.

      I did think of the cloning thing as well, it's either that or wrong reg i'm guessing, if not them i'm intriqued as to what is going on. It's the reason i asked on here as to whether there is anything i may be missing...Belt and braces for sure though....

      atticus

      I'm just waiting for my insurance company to come back to me, i spoke to them again this morning, they're going back to ask for some proof, they should've done that to start with, would've saved a lot of hassle and would sort things straight away.


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      • #18
        Originally posted by dslippy View Post
        Atticus, your defence is kind, but I assume that the car type was identifiable. It would seem a coincidence indeed to have the same make model and colour.
        I'm not entirely certain what you are getting at, but if you were going to clone a car's registration plate - for whatever purpose - wouldn't you deliberately choose one* that belonged to the same make, model and colour of the car you are using? It wouldn't be a coincidence at all - it would be intentional. (I understand that people who want to clone plates will scour the web pages of Auto Trader and other selling sites looking for suitable cars to clone. A suitable car being one of the same make, model and colour).

        The OP has clearly said that they had not given anybody permission to drive their car, and I haven't read anything in their posts to suggest otherwise.

        The story they've told is perfectly consistent with either cloned plates or a mis-read (or mis-transcribed) number plate. As dealers often sell cars of the same make, model and colour with consecutive (or near consecutive) number plates, it can be easy to end up in a situation of mistaken identity where one car gets mistaken for another one.

        Misreads and cloning are often only discovered where the car carrying the cloned plates commits some offence caught on CCTV or ANPR etc and the innocent owner only discovers when they are contacted by the police (eg speeding) or local authority traffic enforcement (eg bus lane violations).

        Or if the miscreant is stupid enough to get in an accident and insurers get involved...


        *The point being that putting a cloned plate on a car as similar as possible to the original car is less likely to attract additional unwanted attention if it should come to the notice of the authorities for any reason.

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        • #19
          Quick update, Insurance have said that that one of 3 things will happen,

          They will supply proof of my car being there, which won't happen because it wasn't.

          The other insurers will redirect towards someone else and that will be the end of it.

          They may start legal action that could end up in court, asked me if i would be prepared to go, well sure i would if it's nowt to do with me....

          Watch this space...

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Aukey View Post

            ... They may start legal action that could end up in court, asked me if i would be prepared to go, well sure i would if it's nowt to do with me....

            Watch this space...
            Yes. It will almost certainly be a condition of your insurance that if it ends up in court you will have to cooperate fully with your insurer if they want you to testify etc.

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