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1m motorists have falsely claimed on their car insurance

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One million motorists have admitted to falsely making a car insurance claim.

Research by has discovered people have pulled the wool over the eyes of their insurers in an effort to get more money.

On top of this, 16 per cent would lie about leaving their car unsecured if it was subsequently stolen because of this.

Pete Harrison, car insurance expert at the price comparison website, said: "It might be tempting to make a false claim and our research shows the worrying degree to which drivers are willing to make fraudulent claims."

He added the industry is working hard to quell this practice and will conduct "lengthy investigations" if it is deemed necessary.

Mr Harrison revealed false whiplash claims add £90 a year to a typical car insurance policy.

In terms of reducing premiums, people are advised to fit an alarm and make use of black box technology.ADNFCR-2576-ID-801482211-ADNFCR

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