Canadians acquiring a standard background check for employment or volunteer work surprised to find lingering criminal record, says CEO of nationwide Pardon and Waiver firm
Category: Crime & Justice
There is a perception that auto insurance fraud is a victimless crime when a few extra dollars are siphoned from a provider, but those dollars quickly add up to an overall increase in province-wide insurance costs.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Kitchener Detachment Commercial Crime Section and London RCMP Integrated Proceeds of Crime Section, with the assistance of Service Canada Investigators, have laid Criminal Code charges related to the exploitation of the Employment Insurance Act. Police allege that the accused, who operates a Kitchener based bookkeeping business, issued fraudulent and [...]
Most standard homeowners and renters policies would offer liability coverage for property damage or injuries that occur from accidental discharges of firearms, says Dr. Robert P. Hartwig, president of the Insurance Information Institute.
“Our government is committed to defending Canada’s cyber infrastructure and protecting and advancing our national security and economic interests,” Minister Toews
After collaboration between Aviva Canada, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), the Toronto Police Service, the College of Physicians and Surgeons and members of the Crown Attorney’s office in Toronto, a Canada-wide arrest warrant was issued
The Government of Canada’s Anti-Fraud Centre says over 16,000 people are identified as victims of fraud every year, accounting for an estimated $54 million in losses
Nearly one in five (18 percent) of Canadians who have been victims of tax season scams either lost or know of someone who’s lost more than $1,200, says CGA-Canada survey
Small business owners 25% more likely to make a fraudulent claim on their business insurance than their personal insurance: UK study
AXA Business Insurance survey finds average claim value being raised by around 17 percent, or approximately £640 (CAD $992)
Nearly one quarter of Americans think it’s acceptable to pad insurance claims to make up for paying deductibles
U.S. study finds 86 percent of Americans agree with the statement “insurance fraud leads to higher rates for everyone,” while 10 percent agree that “insurance fraud doesn’t hurt anyone.”
Durham Police say that on March 14, officers arrested a man for selling fake insurance slips to a consumer.
Most expensive stolen vehicle recovered: 2009 Bentley Brooklands worth $209,600, says LoJack’s annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report
“Sol Naimark actively solicited clients for whom he could churn out bogus lawsuits as part of a multi-million-dollar insurance fraud scheme. It is particularly egregious when an attorney uses his license to perpetrate a fraud.”
The NICB says as many as 100 suspected staged accidents along the I-15 corridor through Las Vegas have been reported to the Bureau in the past 12 to 18 months, and as many as one-quarter involve semi-trailers
IBC estimates the impact to the insurance industry from the fraud flowing from the staged collisions associated with Project 92 could be as high as $25 million
Anyone claiming whiplash injury should require examination by expert: Association of British Insurers
The ABI says an estimated 70 percent of road accident personal injury claims in the UK are for whiplash, compared to 47 percent in Germany, 32 percent in Spain and 3 percent in France