The Insurance Bureau of Canada has partnered with the Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers as another measure to fight insurance fraud in the province.
Anonymous tips sent to Crime Stoppers will now be sent both to police and to IBC’s Investigative Services department. The idea is to better streamline the fraud reporting process.
"Anyone who may have information on fraud should remember that Crime Stoppers guarantees anonymity and you don't have to appear in court as a witness,” David Forster, president of Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers noted.“We also offer a reward for information that solves a crime which has proven to be effective."
Auto insurance fraud is a hot topic in Ontario, where an Anti-Fraud Task Force has been established by the provincial government and other stakeholders.
Crime Stoppers’ hotline number 1-800-222-TIPS is well known and universal in all of North America, and anonymous tips can be submitted online atwww.tipsubmit.com
IBC also has its own tip line at 1-877-IBC-TIPS and fraud tips can be submitted through its website as well.