The Association of British Insurers says crash for cash scammers will likely target vulnerable motorists.
They urge road users to stay alert and look out for key warning signs to avoid becoming caught out by the scam.
Travelling at an unusual speed art regularly slowing down and speeding up could be a sign the motorist could be looking to cause an incident on purpose.
Neil Thomas, Director of Investigative Services at AX said: “Criminals can take cover in a driver’s blind spot, wait for the ideal moment, then accelerate and move into their pathway before slamming on the brakes.
“Detecting new methods deployed by gangs is notoriously difficult and without video evidence, it is often difficult to prove who was really at fault.
“Intelligence-sharing amongst insurers and the authorities can help, nevertheless drivers should always be vigilant.”