Imagine having paid your insurance premium, being stopped by the authorities for a routine check and finding out that your vehicle has no insurance cover!
It certainly sounds like a scary scenario, even worse if you are involved in an accident!
This is exactly what happened to a number of people in Crete as the police informed them that they had no insurance cover even though they had recently settled their insurance affairs. This could happen for a number of reasons, one of which is insurance fraud.
The Hellenic Information Centre (HIC) has launched a website through which everyone can check in real time if their insurance plan is valid.