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Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department officers to feature in BBC documentary

Officers from the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) will once again be featuring on the BBC One documentary ‘Claimed and Shamed’ as the programme returns for its sixth series on Monday 15 February.

Viewers of the show will be given a front row seat as IFED detectives and investigators execute warrants, arrest suspects and seize evidence in its fight against insurance fraudsters.

Across 10 episodes those who tune in will also hear from industry counter-fraud experts and get updates on cases which have seen fraudsters brought to justice as a result of investigations carried out by IFED, as well as other police forces across the UK. The programmes will also show the close working and information sharing between police forces and the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) that is helping to put insurance fraudsters behind bars.

With Claimed and Shamed helping to shine a spotlight on insurance fraud, it has resulted in an increase in the volume of reports of suspected insurance fraud to the IFB’s Cheatline. As with the last series, the contact details for the Cheatline (0800 422 0421) will be promoted at the end of each episode.

Detective Chief Inspector Oliver Little, who is the Head of the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department said: “This is the sixth series of Claimed and Shamed and we’re proud to be such an integral part of the programme to show the public the work we do in bringing insurance fraudsters to justice.

“In the four years we have been operating, we’ve convicted more than 200 people at court, with sentences totalling over 100 years in jail and taken back over £1.4million from insurance fraudsters.

“It’s important that the public sees the harm insurance fraudsters do and that there are serious consequences if you decide to get involved in insurance fraud and Claimed and Shamed is a fantastic programme that helps us do that.”

Series six of Claimed and Shamed will be on BBC One at 11:45hrs every weekday from Monday 15 February to Friday 26 February, and will also be available on catch-up on BBC iPlayer.