This is a type of insurance fraud that is similar in nature to that of a ‘Crash for Cash’ Scam. It involves vehicles at a junction in the road. The criminal party will have right of way but will slow and flash their headlights to the innocent party – as if to allow them to merge with the traffic. The criminal party will then accelerate so that they force the other party to crash into them.
A diagram showing a typical ‘Flash for Cash’ situation
This type of scam can be hard to prove and very often becomes one driver’s word against the other.
See article “What is a “Crash for Cash” Scam?” to learn how to deal with the situation should you fall victim to these scams.