A SHOCKING clip shows a woman deliberately jumping in front of a van in a suspected ‘crash-for-cash’ car insurance scam.
Shocking dash cam footage, shows a young woman appear to deliberately throw herself in front of a moving van, in an alleged crash for cash car insurance scam.
In the clip, the young woman can be seen at the side of the road before running out in the middle of the road and stopping.
She appears to throw herself at the car’s bonnet before being knocked down by the vehicle.
The van already appears to have slowed down before they reach the lady, which has made people believe that this is an attempted scam.
What is crash for cash?
Crash for cash scams involve fraudulent claims of a car accident or crash against innocent motorists.
The fraudsters will submit false claims for car accidents or deliberately crash into another vehicle in an attempt to receive a hefty payout.
One of the issues with crash for cash scams is that they actually increase the cost of insurance premiums for everyone by $100 on average annually.
Drivers can use a dash cam to assist themselves while on the road and many car insurers will use the footage captured from these cameras as evidence.
Adequate dashcams can cost anywhere from $50 to $150, and installation runs from simple to complicated, depending on the model you choose. Make sure your camera provides HD quality that can capture faces and license plate numbers in the case of an accident.
Here are the top 3 reasons why you should install a dashcam in your car right now!
1. Have a record of your accident
2. A dashcam can help you avoid wrongfully issued tickets
3. Help fight insurance fraud
If you have a feeling the accident you were in, or just witnessed, may have been a “crash for cash,” turn over your dash cam footage to the insurance companies involved, or to the state insurance fraud unit, to investigate. Catching a fraudster in a staged accident, can indirectly lower your rates.
The FBI estimates that the cost of insurance fraud is more than $40 billion per year. When auto insurers unknowingly settle fraudulent claims, all motorists pay hundreds of dollars extra each year because companies divide the cost of claims among consumers.