September 2013

26 September 2013

US - Mercedes-Benz Is the Most Stolen Luxury Vehicle in the US

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, Mercedes-Benz is the most likely to be stolen luxury vehicle in the US. The first three places of the top 10 luxury-vehicle thefts report from the NICB are taken by the S Class, E Class and C Class. Thieves have always had a sweet tooth for luxury vehicles due to their high dollar value and status. The…

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21 September 2013

Australia - Figures show 708 of 3135 stolen cars in South Australia are never recovered

CAR theft continues to decline in South Australia, but an alarming number of vehicles - almost two a day - are simply vanishing. The latest Figures from the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council reveal that of the 3135 vehicles stolen last financial year, a staggering 708 have never been recovered.The vehicles are likely to have fallen victim…

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16 September 2013

AUSTRALIA - Cars stolen in Australia sold in Africa

UP-MARKET cars stolen in Australia and the UK are being sold in eastern and central Africa, police say. Recent joint operations across the region involving Interpol recovered more than 300 top-of-the-range vehicles from the two nations, they said on Sunday. Around 120 of them were found in Uganda alone. The cars include the Land Rover Discovery and…

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13 September 2013

Malaysia - Heavy machinery theft ring smashed

KEPALA BATAS: Police have smashed a syndicate that stole heavy machinery with the arrest of a 39-year-old contractor, who was its mastermind. They recovered six excavators, worth about RM2.3 million, believed to be stolen from construction sites in Penang, Kedah and Johor. State Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Mazlan Kesah said a special…

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9 September 2013

UK - Insurance fraud 2012 - On the rise, opportunistic and online

The UK insurance industry provides an important safety net for millions of UK households and businesses. When the worst happens, be it fire, theft, flooding or accident, it is the insurance industry that provides the financial lifeline to get families and businesses back on their feet. On average, the industry pays out £9.8 million every day to…

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