Scams that target motorists are continually increasing as criminals look for new ways to con drivers out of their money.

With an increase in online promotions catching drivers off guard, more and more drivers are being left out of pocket by scammers using new methods to catch people out.

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has warned new drivers who have recently passed their test to stay vigilant and watch out for hoax car insurance deals that are often spotted on social media.

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As thousands of young drivers pass their driving tests after delays to driving exams during the lockdowns, motorists are urged keep their wits about them as they shop around for insurance policies.

To help make young drivers aware of the criminals capitalising on the pandemic, Select Car Leasing have crunched the numbers of five recent online motoring scams.

It revealed drivers were at risk of losing up to £5,000…

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