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Insurer’s Top 5 insurance fraud claims of 2023

March 25, 2024 by Jason Contant

An intoxicated driver who reported her car stolen to avoid the consequences of impaired driving and fake invoices for high-end jewellery reportedly stolen from a vehicle were among Saskatchewan Government Insurance’s (SGI) Top 5 insurance fraud claims of 2023.  The

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Innocent victim of insurance fraud? Why a tribunal found otherwise….

March 25, 2024 by David Gambrill

An injured motorcyclist claiming he was the innocent victim of fraud had the wherewithal to know he was not carrying valid insurance, thus disqualifying him from receiving accident benefits, the Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) ruled Thursday. The tribunal said

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Inadequate security led to breach that compromised Canadians’ info: watchdog

February 16, 2024 Jim Bronskill – The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – Government departments lacked adequate protections to fend off a “sophisticated and co-ordinated” cyberattack that compromised the sensitive information of tens of thousands of Canadians, the federal privacy watchdog has found. In a report tabled Thursday, privacy commissioner Philippe

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Regulator revokes healthcare provider licence for insurance fraud 

January 29, 2024 by Jason Contant

Ontario’s financial services regulator has revoked the healthcare service provider licence of a Markham clinic and imposed administrative penalties against the clinic and two individuals in connection with fraudulent billing practices.  The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) revoked

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MPI’s Top 5 auto fraud claims of 2023

January 2, 2024 by Jason Contant

A customer who claimed amnesia following an auto collision and another who said their symptoms were so severe they were unable to work were among Manitoba Public Insurance’s (MPI) Top 5 fraud claims of 2023. Every year, it’s estimated auto

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Police, insurers collaborate to dismantle auto theft ring

November 30, 2023 by Jason Contant

Ontario’s Peel Regional Police (PRP) in collaboration with Équité Association have prevented more than $350,000 of insurance fraud by disrupting and dismantling an auto theft ring, the southern Ontario police force reported Wednesday.  As part of the investigation dubbed Project

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Insurer reveals Top 5 auto fraud claims of 2022

March 21, 2023 by Jason Contant

Some claims show obvious elements of fraud but others go above and beyond. Such was the case with Saskatchewan Government Insurance’s (SGI) Top 5 “eyebrow-raising” attempted auto insurance frauds from 2022. SGI released last week their Top 5 list of

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How your commercial clients are faring with fraud prevention

March 2, 2023 by Jason Contant

Three-quarters of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in Canada experienced fraud within the past year, even though nearly nine in 10 reported having a fraud prevention and response program in place, according to a new survey from KPMG in Canada.

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Insurers can deny entire claim for fraud, not just the fraudulent part, court affirms

February 13, 2023 by David Gambrill

If an auto insurance claimant fraudulently applies for accident benefits payments arising out of a crash, the insurer can deny the entire auto claim, not just the fraudulent part of the claim, the Alberta Court of Appeal has confirmed. In

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The spreading tentacles of staged collision operations

November 22, 2022 by Jason Contant

Staged collisions in Canada remain a significant concern for auto insurers, particularly in the Greater Toronto Area, where many interconnected players can make these operations difficult to infiltrate, an industry expert said at KPMG’s 2022 Insurance Conference last week. Violent

New York's Attorney General has alleged insurance fraud against former president Donald Trump
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New York AG’s civil lawsuit accuses former president Trump of insurance fraud

September 21, 2022 by Jason Contant

New York’s Attorney General has launched a civil lawsuit against former U.S. president Donald Trump alleging financial fraud, including allegations he “[induced] insurers to provide insurance coverage for higher limits and at lower premiums.” New York Attorney General Letitia James’

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ServiceOntario employees charged in relation to theft of hundreds of vehicles

July 29, 2022 Noushin Ziafati - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Police say they’ve charged 28 people in Ontario and Saskatchewan, including several ServiceOntario employees, following an investigation into the fraudulent modification and sale of hundreds of stolen vehicles. In a news release Thursday, Ontario Provincial Police said they began an