Auto insurer’s secret cameras in sting operation broke law, body shop claims

May 25, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) - Can insurance companies secretly plant cameras in a private business in the hope of catching it doing something wrong? That's the question an Ontario court will deal with next month as it determines whether criminal charges should...

Insurance company investigation uncovers ‘pervasive’ Ontario auto-body shop fraud

March 12,2018 (Courtesy of the Canadian Press) - Workers at auto body shops deliberately damaged cars, installed used parts but billed for new ones, or invoiced for phantom repairs, according to an investigation by a Canadian insurer that is calling on government to...

How do the US and Canada differ in the tussle against insurance fraud?

March 6, 2018 (Courtesy of Insurancemag.com) -  Fraudsters will always find a way to cheat the system. All lines of business are vulnerable to the crime, including insurance, and organizations worldwide face the sometimes cumbersome task of continuously fortifying...

Donald Cameron seemed like ‘real deal’ before allegedly stealing vehicle, says car salesman

Donald Cameron took a car for a test drive on Monday afternoon, and the salesman says he is still waiting for him to come back. It wasn't the first time the folks at A+ Auto Centre had seen Cameron on their lot, but as the hours ticked by on his test drive, they began...

A not-for-profit helps auto insurers battle fraud with data analytics

Data analytics is a powerful tool in the fight against fraud, and the Canadian auto insurance industry has a powerful ally in that regard. In an interview with Property Casualty 360°, Chris McKibbin – a partner in the fraud investigation, recovery and enforcement...

Coburg man charged with transportation fraud after police respond to assault call

The Cobourg Police Service has charged a man with transportation fraud after responding to an assault which initiating an investigation. On Dec. 24 at approximately 4:40 a.m., officers responded to a residence near the downtown core for a report of an assault. Police...

Arrest of Chinese-Canadian businessman sought in fraud and money-laundering case

A Chinese-Canadian businessman was charged Thursday in connection with an alleged fraud and money-laundering case involving hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of investors in China. Edward Gong, who lives in Toronto’s North York neighbourhood and has...

RCMP charged two Brampton residents with defrauding Employment and Social Development Canada/Service Canada

Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Toronto West Financial Crime Unit, working on a complaint from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)/Service Canada, have charged two individuals with various offences related to overpayment of Old Age...

New Aviva reports states an extra $2 billion a year added due to rising insurance cost

A new report published by Aviva car insurance puts forth the claim that an extra $2 billion a year in added costs due to rising insurance fraud. The study was conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights, using electronic interviews conducted with citizens from all 10...

St. Catharines octogenarian charged with fraud

A St. Catharines, Ont. octogenarian woman and 51-year-old man have each been charged with one count of fraud over $5,000 following a police investigation into alleged insurance fraud. The 83-year-old woman was charged after filing an insurance claim stating that her...

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