Four drivers report 20 fake road accidents to dupe insurance firms in UAE
The suspects admitted to intentionally committing the road accidents.- Alamy Image
Umm Al Quwain - Investigations showed that the accidents were reported in several emirates, including Umm Al Quwain.
The Umm Al Quwain Police have arrested four Arabs for reporting 20 fake road accidents all over the country to collect undeserved compensation from insurance companies.
Major-General Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmad Al Mualla, Commander-in-Chief of the Umm Al Quwain Police, said the traffic and patrols department was alerted about some repetitive road accidents involving the same vehicles and drivers over a short time.
"Investigations showed that the accidents were reported in several emirates, including Umm Al Quwain."
The UAQ Police, in collaboration with law enforcement bodies in other emirates, managed to track down the fraudsters involved in traffic system abuse, and arrested them, he added.
"The suspects admitted to intentionally committing the road accidents. They didn't repair their partially damaged vehicles each time to collect undeserved damages from insurance companies."
Col Saeed Obaid bin Aran, director of the traffic and patrols department, UAQ Police, said they discovered the traffic insurance scam when tracking the accidents registered in the traffic system.
"Most of the accidents occurred at parking lots and at late hours, involving the same drivers and vehicles."
The suspects have been referred to the UAQ public prosecution, while the insurance companies involved were notified of the scam.