posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 03:00 AM
Did you know if you are involved in an accident your details are sold on to Claims Chasers / personal injury lawyers and that is why everyone's car
insurance premiums are so extortionately high. www.bbc.co.uk...
Not only does you car insurance company sell your details, but your garage is at it, vehicle recovery firms, crash repairers and even, more worrying
really, the Police sell your details.
Jack Straw in the UK has said this is a racket. He's right accidents are down 34%, the number of stolen cars have dropped dramatically our roads are
safer, yet our premiums go up steadily so they don't reflect this at all because personal claims are now costing us all £14 Billions a year. Some
apparently are even staged events.
I am not moaning about genuine personal claims they are quite fair, but its the selling of my personal information that I think is bad. I thought
mistakenly our privacy was protcted by a Data Protection Act and I certainly never dream't, that public servants the Police, sell your information
whatever else do they sell? This was revealed in the BBC interview this morning by the Director General of the Assoc of British Insurers who say
this needs to stop. The fees range from £200 - £1000 and for one accident there could well be several fees collected.