Sunday, October 26, 2014

Dash Cam Insurance Policy

Car insurance fraud is common, but a suspected scammer in South Korea has taken things to a whole new level.

This man is throwing himself at a moving car and whacking his head against the windscreen - hard enough to shatter the glass - in an apparent bid to claim compensation from the driver.

The video, taken on the 19th of September, begins with footage from a dashboard-mounted camera of a motorist making his way out of a car park, in what appears to be a run-of-the mill day.

But things take a turn for the weird when a pedestrian appears out of the blue, sprinting towards the car to the panic of those inside.

When he reaches the car, he leaps onto the hood in a superhero-esque dive and bashes his head into the windscreen.

The glass smashes and the man collapses onto the road.

It appears the opportunist was attempting to get some sort of payout for his efforts, earning him the label of an "insurance scammer" The bizarre act was caught on a video camera mounted on the dashboard of the car.

Insurance fraud is a growing problem in South Korea. According to a recent study from the Insurance Research Center, an average of 156 people are caught in car insurance fraud schemes in South Korea every day, with the amount of money involved totaling $1.8 billion over the last five years.

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