The Association of British Insurers is supporting the Get A Real Deal national campaign which has just been launched to raise awareness of illegal ‘ghost broking’ scams among young motorists. Although anyone can fall prey to ‘ghost broking’, it is really the youngsters who are being targeted by these unscrupulous operators. These people sell insurance which does not exist, leaving drivers without any cover – and thus driving illegally. It is a despicable crime, and one which is sadly on the increase.
There has been several high profile criminal convictions which has highlighted the scale of ‘ghost-broking’ and with motorists forever searching for competitively-priced motor insurance, the issue is not going to go away. That is why it is so good to hear of the new campaign, aimed at educating people and telling them how to avoid being duped.
The Get a Real Deal is a joint campaign between The Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED), The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) and Crimestoppers UK. For more information on this campaign, visit www.getarealdeal.co.uk and watch the entertaining and informative video.
At Westhill Insurance Services we pride ourselves on finding competitive insurance solutions for all our clients, and we have been able to help some younger drivers to find an insurance which is going to provide the correct level of cover at a price which is affordable. As an independent insurance broker we shop around to find the best possible deal to match your budget but without compromise to quality. Insurance can be an expensive purchase (and can be needed when someone has perhaps recently passed their test and has their first set of wheels) so it is important to get good advice from the outset. We provide a professional and honest service, so if you are looking for insurance for someone who perhaps is just starting out on the motoring road, pick up the phone to one of our friendly team: don’t let the ghost-brokers con you – deal with a professional.