Increase in number of Brits exaggerating home claims

Jo Robinson

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New consumer research from AXA has revealed a continued rise in the numbers of people exaggerating their home insurance claims.

The company found that the number of those exaggerating a claim has jumped by around 17 per cent year on year, with an estimated 200,000 consumers in the last year adding an average of £607 to their claim.