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 […]

Japanese execs indicted in price fixing scam

A trio of automotive executives are alleged to have conspired to rig bids and fix prices for the sale of autobody sealing products.

By Jeff Sanford Washington, DC — October 14, 2015 — A federal grand jury in Covington, Kentucky, has returned an indictment against a group of Japanese automotive executives alleged to have participated in a conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids for the sale of automotive body sealing products sold in the United States. The […]

Aviva goes after fraudsters

Fraud alert.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — September 14, 2015 — Insurance company Aviva recently helped police lay fraud charges in two cases involving the auto body and auto insurance industries. According to a press release from Aviva, Peter Panagopoulos, the owner of Bill’s Midway Auto Body, is one of those charged. He is alleged to […]