Hall of Shame: MPI names top five auto insurance fraud cases of 2021

Winnipeg, Manitoba — People look forward to a year-end wrap-up list to help take stock; top albums of the year, top plays in the NHL, top baby names, etc. All of those are mere placeholders until Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) releases its top five auto insurance frauds of 2021. From blaming collisions on non-existent kidnappers […]

Skim Scam: Auto insurance scam linked to Mississauga, Ont.-based insurance brokerage

Toronto, Ontario — If times weren’t tough enough for the average Canadian and their bank account, recent reports from the CBC are showing that some shady characters in the auto insurance industry are making things even tougher for customers in the Toronto area. Yasmine Sharaf is one such customer. Over the past year, the Torontonian […]

Pirated PPE: 3M works to curb counterfeit activity

London, Ontario ⁠— With an increase in counterfeit activity in connection with COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE), 3M has issued an information sheet detailing tips targeted at combatting the fraud.  The company says its legal team members have investigated more than 9,900 reports globally of suspected fraud, counterfeiting and price gouging since the pandemic began […]

SGI names the top five insurance fraud schemes of 2018

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario – March 6, 2019 – As a part of fraud prevention month in Canada, Saskatchewan Government Insurance has laid out the top five insurance fraud schemes that they have caught over the past year. When suspected fraudulent insurance claims are made, SGI’s Special Investigative Unit is responsible for investigating them. […]

MPI’s top five insurance fraud stories of 2018

By CRM staff  Toronto, Ontario — December 28, 2018 — Insurance fraud in Manitoba has an annual impact of approximately $50 million, costing each MPI ratepayer around $50 a year, according to Manitoba Public Insurance. To demonstrate the lengths people will go to defraud their insurance company, MPI releases a yearly list of the top five […]

Liberals to blame for ICBC crisis, Fraser Institute

Vancouver police tweeted out a picture of two distracted driving tickets received by one driver in a seven-minute span.>

  Vancouver, British Columbia — April 9, 2018 — British Columbian autobody shops can breathe slightly more easily after a new report was issued about the financial crisis facing the Insurance Company of British Columbia (ICBC).   Months after Attorney General David Eby promised to investigate claims that widespread insurance fraud, the provincial government has […]

Canadian autobody industry leaders respond to Aviva shop fraud investigation

resident of Aviva Canada, Colm Holmes.

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — March 19, 2018 — Inspired by tow truck driver recommendations, Aviva recently led an undercover investigation into Canadian collision repair shops. The investigation, covered by CTV, found evidence that repair facilities are conducting inappropriate repairs.   The major Canadian P&C carrier crashed ten vehicles and appraised the damage […]