Some registered massage therapists in unregulated provinces offering sex for sale and insurance receipts

A CBC investigation in Montreal, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Calgary has found that some massage therapists who are members of professional associations are offering sex for sale.

CBRM tow truck bylaw on hold over fraud concerns

Insurance and towing industry officials are raising the spectre of fraud and corruption — and higher insurance premiums for consumers — while weighing in on opposite sides of a proposed tow truck bylaw in Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

IBC praises Ontario’s passage of MOMS Act

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has lauded the Ontario government for the passage of new legislation that addresses road safety and auto insurance fraud issues in the province.

How IBC proposes fighting insurance fraud in the trucking sector

Provincial governments should implement a database to verify the validity of a trucking carrier’s insurance as one way of helping to identify fraud in the sector, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is recommending.

Insurance fraud a growing issue in Canada

In March, Auditor General Karen Hogan said the federal government missed chances to flag fraudulent claims for emergency benefits last year, potentially paying large sums of money to insolvent companies. Canada now faces a costly—and likely long-lasting—effort to recoup the $97.6-billion Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and the $74-billion Canada Emergency Response Benefit that was doled out last year.

Judge sounds off on tow truck turf wars and insurance fraud

“The fake car accident industry is now sufficiently lucrative that competition among corrupt car towing organizations has led to internecine violence,” Rose wrote in his ruling this week. “Tow trucks are set fire to. Shots are fired. The highways in the GTA are dangerous enough without having this added element.”

Ontario judge urges legislature to deal with insurance fraud

An Ontario judge has taken the rare approach in a sentencing decision to urge the provincial government to take steps to prevent future instances of insurance fraud.

Toronto mom spent her severance pay on car insurance, but ended up uninsured

She called Aaxel Insurance, the brokerage where she had purchased the coverage. She learned that she had been a victim of fraud, and that although the broker she dealt with at Aaxel had sold her a genuine policy, he has since been accused of pocketing some of the money she paid.

COVID’s impact on insurance fraud

When the economy is in decline, insurance fraud tends to increase, Jeroen Morrenhof, CEO and co-founder of FRISS, observed, citing a recent report from Insurance Bureau of Canada.

20 people charged in Ontario tow truck war revealing fraudulent and criminal activities

Greater Toronto Area (May 29, 2020) – The York police laid nearly 200 charges against 20 people in connection with an organized crime investigation regarding the escalated tow truck war in Ontario. The authorities identified several organized crime groups who have...

Insurance Fraud

Insurance fraud a growing issue in Canada

Insurance fraud a growing issue in Canada

In March, Auditor General Karen Hogan said the federal government missed chances to flag fraudulent claims for emergency benefits last year, potentially paying large sums of money to insolvent companies. Canada now faces a costly—and likely long-lasting—effort to recoup the $97.6-billion Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and the $74-billion Canada Emergency Response Benefit that was doled out last year.

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