Saskatchewan Government Insurance is circulating photo examples of fraudulent hail damage claims to auto body shops in the province in hopes of catching fraudsters trying to take advantage of damaging weather.
Hail storms bring with them thousands of claims to insurance providers, some of them fraudulent.
“We are committed to investigate any suspicious claims. Our employees and partners are experts in the field and know what to look for,” said SGI spokesperson Marie Schultz in an email statement.
SGI’s definition of fraud includes inflating claims of damage actually sustained from storms. All submissions of fraudulent claims are considered illegal acts.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.