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Being a witness and I wasn't there.

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Pixienott0005 Mon 18-Apr-16 11:39:08

Basically my friend had a bump right outside my work. He's admitted it was his fault and is gutted because he's already got another claim pending because his wife crashed their car a few months back.

He's said to the insurance that the bloke was going fast but he wasn't and they've asked if there were a camera or a witness. Now he's given them my name!

I wasn't even there and didn't see it and am a bit annoyed to be honest. He's done me so many favours in the past and I don't know how to tell him I'm not happy with this.

Arfarfanarf Mon 18-Apr-16 11:43:28

How many favours he has done that involved him committing fraud in order to help you out?

He's expecting you to break the law for him.

Are you going to take the consequences of that?

Tell him you will not lie for him.

If they contact you, tell him you didn't see anything.

If he is annoyed that you won't risk a criminal record for him he is no friend.

PaulAnkaTheDog Mon 18-Apr-16 11:43:58

Ummm tell him you're not willing to commit fraud for him and his stupidity?

Catmuffin Mon 18-Apr-16 11:44:52

Arf about summed it up.

Pixienott0005 Mon 18-Apr-16 11:45:17

Oh I'm definitely not doing it but I just know he's going to be really off with me.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Mon 18-Apr-16 11:45:29

If you say you saw something when you weren't there, can you be found out?
The place I work has key fobs on all doors for fire safety (and keeping tabs on smoke breaks) so it is known where we are at all times.
Maybe a gentle let down for your friend?

Arfarfanarf Mon 18-Apr-16 11:46:08

that's his choice. If he is angry that you won't commit fraud for him then he's a dick and you should tell him so.

cuntycowfacemonkey Mon 18-Apr-16 11:46:27

Seriously? Cheeky sod. You just have to say no to to this one!

Pixienott0005 Mon 18-Apr-16 12:01:02

You're all completely right and that's why it has irritated me so much.

Just don't want him to fall out with me!

Somerville Mon 18-Apr-16 12:03:57

I think you should fall out with a friend who asks you to do something illegal.

I would.

Cheby Mon 18-Apr-16 12:04:23

Why don't you want him to fall out with you? He sounds like he doesn't have much respect for you, if he's asking you to break the law. I'd let the friendship die off if it were me.

TaliZorahVasNormandy Mon 18-Apr-16 12:04:54

I'd happily fall out with someone who asked me to commit fraud.

Itinerary Mon 18-Apr-16 12:12:44

Phone the insurance and tell them about his request.

SanityAssassin Mon 18-Apr-16 12:13:17

if/when they contact you, you just say that you were not there and didn't see it

carabos Mon 18-Apr-16 12:27:05

He's not your friend so don't worry about falling out with him.

emsyj Mon 18-Apr-16 12:27:37

Someone did this to me once (although in a different context, not insurance). I just said 'sorry, I wasn't there and didn't see it happen, I only know what X told me'. It all went away and the person hasn't ever mentioned it to me again.

diddl Mon 18-Apr-16 12:31:44

How do you know the bloke wasn't going fast if you didn't see anything?

That aside, you can't be a witness to something that you didn't see!

If he has admitted fault, isn't that that?

I'd haily defriend someone who would even ask me to do this, let alone be pissy if I refused!

Collaborate Mon 18-Apr-16 12:40:59

You would most likely spend a year or two inside for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. It is that serious.

Penfold007 Mon 18-Apr-16 12:41:30

Perjury is a serious offence that you can be sent to prison for. I'd rather lose a friend than gain a criminal record.

RedToothBrush Mon 18-Apr-16 12:50:33

I'd happily fall out with someone who asked me to commit fraud.

With bells on.

WeAllHaveWings Mon 18-Apr-16 12:52:02

but I just know he's going to be really off with me.

its you that should be really off with him and make sure he knows it!

OnlyLovers Mon 18-Apr-16 12:53:05

but I just know he's going to be really off with me.

Why would you care? What kind of friend asks you to lie for them?

3luckystars Mon 18-Apr-16 12:57:20

Could you say that you already have a serious conviction and are not allowed to be a witness in any court in the UK. Then every time you see him just open your eyes really wide at him, and stare.
If he attempts any conversations, just say "I've done my time, I've paid the price" or other random quote loudly and hopefully he will just back away from you.

AppleSetsSail Mon 18-Apr-16 12:59:31

He should be embarrassed for asking you to commit insurance fraud for him.

Herewegoagainfolks Mon 18-Apr-16 12:59:41

Him fall out with you?

I'd be furious if someone set me up to commit a criminal offence - that person is not a friend.

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