There are still around 11 insurance claims harvesting websites operating in Ireland - and they're 'challenging' to stop

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Minister Paschal Donohoe has said he's satisfied Ireland hasn't become like the UK when it comes to the prevalence of claims harvesting.

Image: Shutterstock/shanghainese Image: Shutterstock/shanghainese THERE ARE STILL around 11 active “claims harvesting” websites operating in Ireland, according to figures given to the government by the Law Society.Claims harvesting websites are sites which are set up to present as legitimate firms but instead aggregate personal injury claims and gather a person’s personal data. This data is then passed on to third-party legal firms.

He also said he is satisfied that efforts here have succeeded in making claims harvesters here as prevalent as they are in the UK. In the context of the spiralling cost of insurance in recent years, he said that companies engaging in this practice had been brought up as part of the Cost of Insurance Working Group set up in 2016 to tackle the problem.Related Reads 23.12.19 Minister in charge of fixing insurance on 'easy-money mindset', 'ridiculous' payouts and saying 'stop' 23.12.19 Personal injury claims have cost the State €2 billion this decade 18.12.

“The Law Society states that unfortunately, the process of identifying the owners of the websites is often frustrated by the sophisticated ways in which the website owners conceal their identity,” he said.

 

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