Aviva sent this bulletin out to their Motor Insurance customers... We want you to be safe on the road and to avoid any accidents that could cause injury or damage to your car. However, you need to be extra vigilant to ensure you are not the victim of fraudulent staged collisions. In recent months Aviva has seen growing evidence of innocent motorists being targeted by fraudsters who are seeking financial gain from bogus insurance claims. We have seen a trend of very minor collisions in public car parks resulting in the submission of personal injury claims for soft tissue injuries such as whiplash. This is what happens: An innocent motorist reverses out of a car parking space. Another vehicle carrying 2 or 3 passengers collides with them. The innocent driver accepts that he or she is at fault. Both parties exchange insurance details but agree that the damage is so insignificant that there is no need to notify the Gardaí. The occupants in the offending vehicle subsequently contact the insurance company and pursue injury claims against the innocent driver. We believe this may be insurance fraud and it impacts innocent drivers by driving claims costs up and thus contributing to increased premiums. Aviva is committed to protecting our customers. We have a zero tolerance policy on insurance fraud and investigate and fight all suspected cases. If you are involved in this type of incident in the future please ensure you contact your local Gardaí at the time of the incident. Do not accept any liability at the scene of the accident and contact Aviva as soon as possible on 1890 666 888.