Latest from Cambs Cyber Unit.
17-24 year olds most likely to fall victim to motor ‘ghost broking’
Ghost broking is the name given to a tactic used by fraudsters who sell fraudulent car insurance. They typically carry out the fraud by forging insurance documents, or falsify the ‘your details’ to bring the price down or take out a genuine policy, before cancelling it soon after and claiming the refund plus the victim’s money.
Reports reveals that men, aged 20-29, are most likely to get targeted and that the most common method ghost brokers will use to make initial contact with people is through social media, particularly Facebook and Instagram. Other contact methods include adverts in newspapers and magazines, cold calls and being introduced, either directly or by friends, family members or work colleagues.
For further information visit:
Mr Nigel Sutton (8517)
Fraud and Cyber Security Advisor
Specialist Crime Team (Serious & Organised, Fraud & Cyber)
Intelligence and Specialist Crime Department
Hinchingbrooke Park|Huntingdon|PE29 6NP