Car insurance company trying to back-date charges

I went to renew my insurance policy and i told them about some previous motoring convictions that occured some years ago as which I hadn't told them about because I didn't realise that I had to. They are now trying to backdate charges to when I received those convictions, despite the fact they are related to an insurance policy a couple of years ago, I never made a claim and they possibly would never have paid out. Can they do this? And is there not an obligation on insurance companies to check information with the DVLA, if they do make such checks and are aware of your motoring convictions should they be selling me insurance?

Asked on 11 January 2011 by l_cookster

Answered by Honest John
Yes, they can do that. You cheated them.
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