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British Asian gangs ‘linked to car insurance scam’

Nazir Afzal (left) and Tarique Ghaffur

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Urgent action is needed to tackle the number of British Asian gangs defrauding insurance companies of millions of pounds each year by staging bogus crashes, experts have claimed. Leading crime fighters said the so-called “crash for cash” scam is a problem in the Asian community, with dozens of crooks working together to make false claims for vehicle damage and injuries. Around 153 people of south Asian origin have been convicted over the fraud across the country, according to analysis by Eastern Eye of cases between 2009 and 2016. They were jailed for staging fake collisions in Birmingham, Bury, Oldham, Manchester,…

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