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Drivers fear fraud, but don’t take an elementary step to prevent it

March 10, 2023 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Insurance broker scams are among the primary ways drivers believe they could be susceptible to fraud, yet only 1 in 5 respondent auto policyholders took the time to check with the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) to ensure

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Canada’s top-10 stolen cars

November 15, 2022 by David Gambrill

If there’s one supply chain Canada’s insurers would like to see disrupted, it’s the national, $1 billion business of auto theft rings supplying clients, unscrupulous dealers and chop shops with cars and auto parts. Of the $1 billion auto theft

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How to prevent auto insurance fraud

October 12, 2021 Brooke Smith

There are honest drivers on the roads. In fact, a 2021 survey by ValuePenguin indicates that 78% of consumers say they’ve never lied to their auto insurers. However, 8% have “misinformed” their insurers about the drivers in their households, and

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Aviva’s sting operation lawsuit against collision repairer clears first hurdle in court

September 2, 2020 by David Gambrill

A collision repair centre in the Greater Toronto Area has lost its court bid to dismiss Aviva Canada’s $330,000 civil lawsuit against it. The case arose from Aviva’s highly-publicized 2017 investigation into the auto collision industry, based on suspicion of

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A new regime for tow truck regulations? What auto insurers want to see

July 2, 2020 by David Gambrill

Auto insurers are applauding Ontario’s creation of a new government task force to improve provincial oversight of the tow truck industry, citing the possibility of reducing insurance fraud and associated premium reductions for consumers. “IBC applauds the Ontario government for