MOTORISTS are being warned about a car insurance fraud after around 50 addresses in Staffordshire were targeted in recent weeks.
The offenders, under false, foreign names, have applied for car insurance using addresses of innocent residents.
The first time the victims find out is when they receive letters from insurance companies, police or solicitors regarding vehicles that don’t belong to them.
Sergeant Matt Walker, from South Staffordshire Local Policing Team, said: “This scam is a national problem, but it appears that addresses in Codsall are the latest to be targeted.
“Residents need not be overly concerned but should respond to any letters they receive by explaining that the people and vehicles listed are not registered at their address.
“The relevant insurance companies are aware of the fraud and have put in place additional checks to counter offenders.”
He added: “Anyone with concerns should ring Staffordshire Police on 101 or v i s i t www.insurancefraudbureau.o rg for more information.”