Five people who made £7,000 ($9017) from leaking more than 700 pieces of confidential data have been sentenced for bribery offences. An investigation by detectives from the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) found that three Allianz Insurance employees had been individually approached and told they could be paid to leak confidential customer information.
Once passed to claims management companies the customers were cold called and persuaded to commence a personal injury claim.
The issue of stolen or leaked claims data has been growing in the UK. The UK Information Commissioner’s Office is actively investigating data thefts