Some interesting news here from our cousins from over the pond, with the BBC reporting on complaints regarding accident claims companies calling people in the UK. You can read it in full by visiting the BBC’s UK website here. I’ve also screen-grabbed aspects of the report below, and then taken a bit of their text which you can read.

Personally I am not surprised we don’t hear more about aspects like this here in the United States.

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Screenshot from the BBC website in the UK about accident claims complaints.

Synopsis from the BBC Website (Abridged)

More complaints are made about nuisance calls on accident claims than any other subject, despite a ban on the sale of driver details, a regulator has said.

New laws introduced in April 2013 made the payment of referral fees between insurance companies, lawyers and claims management firms illegal.

But the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said there still appeared to be a lucrative trade in this data.

An insurers’ trade body said the subject was taken very seriously.

Security of customers’ personal information was a key legal consideration, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) said.