'Ghost Brokers' insurance investigation - have you concerns about your motor insurance?

Garda investigation steps up a gear

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‘Ghost’ Brokers insurance investigation - have you concerns about your motor insurance?

A major investigation is underway

An Garda Síochána Special Investigations Unit is carrying out a comprehensive investigation into Fraud related Insurance Ghost Brokering activities throughout the State.

As part of the ongoing "Ghost Brokers" insurance investigation, Gardaí are liaising with the Insurance Federation of Ireland and numerous insurance companies in relation to this matter.

So-called "Ghost Brokers" falsify information and sometimes use stolen credit cards to pay for policies on behalf of unsuspecting customers.

The issue only arises when the insurance firm realises a stolen card was used, the policy is cancelled and unsuspecting consumers are driving around with no insurance. 

If you have any concerns about your insurance, do not use your motor vehicle on a public road.

Any person with concerns about the credentials of their insurance policy, should contact your insurance company directly and verify if your motor vehicle insurance is valid.

If anyone has concerns about the bona fide of their Insurance Broker they should check with The Insurance Brokers Federation at www.centralbank.ie 

One man has been arrested and charged with a number of offences under Section 6 of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act, 2001 and is due to appear before Trim District Courts on Friday, November 22.