Hall of Shame: MPI releases ‘Top 5 Frauds’ list for 2022

Winnipeg, Manitoba — The holiday season is over, and with that we as humans may resume the regularly scheduled fear and suspicion we love to direct toward one another, spurred on in part by things like the MPI “Top 5 Frauds” list of 2022, released just last week. Whether you like to shake your head […]

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 […]

Fraud files: ICBC rolls out new tool to detect fraudulent claims

Chris Fairbridge, Manager of the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) for ICBC, recently appeared on Global BC to discuss the new awareness campaign. Photo by GlobalTV.

By Mike Davey Victoria, British Columbia — February 22, 2017 — A trio of staged crashes, false injury claims and an engaged couple who faked a pedestrian crash were among the fraudulent insurance claims uncovered by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) in 2016. ICBC announced in December 2016 that it had a new […]

Cop who participated in staged collisions dismissed from the force

Carlton Watson, who once won $275,000 in a Daily Keno draw, has been dismissed from the Peel Regional Police for misconduct.

By Mike Davey Mississauga, Ontario — July 26, 2016 — It looks like his luck finally ran out. Const. Carlton Watson, who once won $275,000 in a Daily Keno draw, has been dismissed from the Peel Regional Police force. The dismissal comes nearly a year after he received a five-year sentence related to his part in […]

IBC releases safety app to combat false auto insurance claims

Toronto, Ontario — March 26, 2015 The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) recently launched the SafetyMobile App, a road safety phone application aiming to educate users about staged collisions. The app was unveiled on March 12 during a Fraud Prevention Month event held at Toronto’s Danforth Collegiate, where members of Toronto Police Service, the Financial Services […]