Cost.co.uk Responds to New Survey That Reveals Motorists Willing to Make False Insurance Claims

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Leading comparison site, Cost.co.uk, has responded to a new survey which reveals a surprising amount of motorists are willing to make fraudulent insurance claims.

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These statistics are particularly worrying as false insurance claims are driving up our car insurance premiums year on year

A new survey has revealed that a large number of motorists would consider making a fraudulent insurance claim if they had the opportunity. More than 6% of motorists said they would make a personal injury claim, even if they knew they weren’t badly hurt.

The online survey by GoCompare, asked 1,264 people their opinions on insurance claims, meaning that that 6% would make up 1.7 million out of 28 million motorists in the UK.

Additionally, 1.1 million would say that people should do whatever they can to get money out of insurers.

The revelation comes despite 66% of motorists saying they believe the high number of false insurance claims in the UK is driving up insurance premiums.

A spokesperson for Cost.co.uk said:

“These statistics are particularly worrying as false insurance claims are driving up our car insurance premiums year on year. Not only are false claims adding costs to insurance but they’re also illegal and if you are found to be lying you could face a fine or prison.

“As a comparison site, we aim to find our customers cheap and affordable car insurance quotes, but if the influx of false claims isn’t combated, we could see persistent rises in premiums.”

Based in Essex, Cost.co.uk is one of the UK’s leading price comparison sites. Allowing their online customers to seek out great deals and offers for travel insurance, car insurance, credit cards, holidays and more. Founded in 2012, the agency has a trusted reputation for sourcing the most ideal policies at affordable prices.

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