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Credit Hire and Storage Fraud - Andrew Mckie, Clerksroom

17/03/14. Chapter 6 of 'RTA Allegations of Fraud in a Post-Jackson Era: The Handbook' by Andrew Mckie. Credit hire and storage claims are proving some of the most difficult matters for Courts to adjudicate upon. With credit hire and storage fraud on the increase, Claimant and Defendant firms must be alive to this type of fraud and how to spot it. A poorly investigated or prepared hire or storage claim, can cause the Claimant enormous difficulties at Trial or Disposal. This chapter looks at some of the most common ‘concerns’ with hire and storage claims and how to tackle them.

Credit Hire and Storage Credibility Concerns?

  • The hire or storage company does not exist.

  • The hire company, appear to hire the same vehicle out, to two Claimants, at the same time i.e. one of the hire claims is bogus.

  • The full period of hire claimed, did not take place.

  • The vehicle alleged to have been hired, is not the vehicle actually hired to the Claimant. For example, the Claimant is provided with a less prestige vehicle, than the one claimed on the agreement.

  • The hire company add extras onto the hire, such as Collision Damages Waiver, satellite navigation, insurance or an additional driver, and such services were not provided to the...

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