Insurance fraudsters are increasingly creative and will even perpetrate scams by staging accidents. In 2015 for example, former dispatch rider, Rahmat Mohd, 37 was taken to Court for staging car accidents in a bid to make more than $1.1 million in fraudulent insurance claims. He pleaded guilty to 25 charges of abetment to cheat.
Rahmat was part of a syndicate of 29 people, who staged many such accidents between May 2011 and October 2013, to deceive 16 insurance companies. to make claims for 21 faked accidents.
The Facebook page Roads.sg has now posted a video which seems to suggest that a duo were involved in such a racket. The page credited the video to Rach, and said that the driver was travelling along Toh Guan Road on June 17, when the incident happened.
The clip showed a Volkswagen cutting in front of another car at a turn, and applying emergency brake on a few seconds later. The other driver managed to stop in time and avoided an accident, before the Volkswagen driver sped away. The other driver stopped for a while before getting on his journey again.
The Volkswagen driver however suddenly appeared several metres down the road and again changed lanes suddenly and applied his emergency brake. This time, the other driver was unable to stop on time and crashed into the Volkswagen.
The video showed that the impact left the back bumper of the Volkswagen dented. The engine cover of the other vehicle was also damaged. Drivers of both care are seen stepping out of their vehicles to argue and take photos of the accident.