Heard of Britain Claim Services and Briton Rentals UK? It’s fair to say they are far from your average claims management companies (CMCs).
These CMCs were used by 49-year-old Sajid Rasheed, who ran the companies, and 32-year-old Lutfullah Lutfullah in referring fake claims to solicitors, according to a Claims Media
report. The City of London Police said Rasheed and Lutfullah collided with unknowing drivers in order to make bogus motor insurance claims.
The two have been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years and three years in jail, respectively. Aside from imprisonment, the Inner London Crown Court also handed down a five-year company directorship banning order for Rasheed – who is currently at large. Lutfullah, on the other hand, is disqualified from driving for four and a half years.
An investigation was conducted after an insurer disputed some of the claims, which began in 2013. The probe found that a number of the claims had been fabricated, with the passengers claiming to be injured not even present during the supposed accidents.
“This group of criminals worked together with no consideration for the consequences of their actions. They placed financial gain above the safety and well-being of other motorists and pedestrians,” said DC Haywood, who led the case for the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department.
Haywood continued: “Not only could they have caused serious injury or worse to other road users, they could have caused financial harm to the insurance industry, driving up the cost of insurance premiums to innocent motorists.”
Three jailed over insurance fraud scam