A new video clip captured by a dash cam reveals that fraudulent scams are not a thing of the past. The shocking footage reveals that crooks are still trying to score huge payouts from insurance companies by falsifying injuries. In the video clip, a boy seemingly jumps into the bumper of the car, dramatically feigning injury. He then seemingly gets into a dispute with the driver who looks annoyed by the boy.
While this is obviously the worst acting you could have ever seen this is also a way a lot of criminals do try and scam motorists.
However, the crook is obviously not the brightest in the world as the car was not only stationary but also equipped with a dash cam.
The owner took the footage to local police who dismissed the claim as nobody was injured.
Ultimately, the footage highlights the importance and value of having a dash cam as the claim was quickly dismissed by authorities and the insurer.
“Dash cam footage has proven to be useful in uncovering fraudulent and exaggerated claims, and in some parts of the world and Australia where staged accidents are becoming quite common, those cameras are proving invaluable,” Campbell Fuller, head of communication at the Insurance Council of Australia, told WhichCar.
“There have been incidents captured in Australia where cars have been seen overtaking vehicles then ramming on their brakes to cause an accident, and there’s plenty of footage around of people on mopeds ramming cars and then rolling across the bonnet to fake a claim, and that’s where dash cams are certainly proving valuable.”
Mr Fuller pointed out both how the dash cam could be useful but also how it requires drivers to be safe.
“Of course that evidence can be used two ways,” he pointed out.
“If you have a dash cam and you are at fault, then that evidence can be used by police, and insurers might also seek access to that footage.”
Recent research suggests that dash cams could save drivers £1,400 on insurance claims.
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