Not all car scams involve second-hand car salesmen. This video shows a recent example of a new car scam, a so-called ‘Crash For Cash’ attempt to claim compensation for being hit by a vehicle. A suspected compensation hunter runs towards a taxi, hurls herself onto its bonnet and appears to play dead in the road.
Dash Camera footage shows the woman sprinting across a junction in Blackpool before she spots the oncoming vehicle and suddenly launches herself in its direction.
(Video: Universal Media Online)
The taxi, a Nissan ENV200, then reversed and the woman can be seen lying motionless on the ground, while another vehicle driving in the other direction just drove around to avoid her.
The Taxi’s driver Christopher Stewart said: “From what I can remember she didn’t really try and jump on it, she just dived straight at the car”.
He also claimed that the woman’s male companion then ran over and raged at him off camera, allegedly threatening to kill him.