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Ontario judge urges legislature to deal with insurance fraud
Posted: Thursday 22nd April, 2021

An Ontario judge has taken the rare approach in a sentencing decision to urge the provincial government to take steps to prevent future instances of insurance fraud.

Ontario Court Justice David S. Rose made the obitur remarks in his written reasons in R. v. Kasotty, released Wednesday. In his decision, Rose imposed a two-year conditional sentence on Vera Kasotty, who pleaded guilty to charges of Fraud Over $5,000 and Arson.

“It is not for a judge of the Ontario Court to recommend changes to the insurance scheme, or the unregulated nature of car towing, which will remedy this problem,” Rose wrote in his decision. “Solving this is the role of the legislature. What I do hope is that the legislature will take this up with the urgency required.”

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Vehicle Claims: Fire, Theft, and Fraud
Posted: Thursday 15th April, 2021


Number of suspicious claims “at an all-time” high during COVID: RSA
Posted: Tuesday 6th April, 2021

Even though claims volume has significantly decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of claims flagged for possible fraud investigation remains comparable to pre-pandemic levels, RSA told Canadian Underwriter last week.

“From RSA’s perspective… this indicates [claims] with concerning loss details are at an all-time high, really,” Meagan Maher, SIU (special investigations unit) specialist with Unifund Assurance, said in an interview Thursday. Headquartered in St. John’s, Nfld. and specializing in home and auto insurance, Unifund is owned by The Johnson Corporation, a Canadian holding company controlled by U.K.-based Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group.

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Human Biomechanics in Low-Speed Vehicle Collisions
Posted: Thursday 1st April, 2021


Alberta chop shop dismantled by Mounties
Posted: Friday 26th March, 2021


As COVID surged, Indian police shut down scam centres targeting Canadians. Now, they’re back
Posted: Saturday 20th March, 2021


Police recover $4.5M worth of stolen high-end vehicles after busting high-tech GTA car theft ring
Posted: Thursday 18th March, 2021


Ontario Improving Safety and Enforcement for Towing Industry
Posted: Wednesday 3rd March, 2021


Extortion scams are on the rise. Here are some tips to avoid them
Posted: Tuesday 2nd March, 2021


Ontario moves to regulate towing industry in bid to stop violence and corruption
Posted: Tuesday 2nd March, 2021


Pattie Lovett-Reid: The top 5 pandemic-related scams you need to know about
Posted: Tuesday 2nd March, 2021


Police arrest 16 in Toronto-area vehicle fraud financing ring that scammed $2.85M
Posted: Monday 1st March, 2021


Vigilance is key in fighting insurance fraud – IBC provides tips for consumers this Fraud Prevention Month
Posted: Monday 1st March, 2021


FRAUD PREVENTION MONTH
Posted: Monday 1st March, 2021

Hello CASIU members, well its March and the start of Fraud Prevention Month. While I’m sure our members are well aware of the different types of frauds being committed, I encourage you to be vigilant. Lets keep reporting the frauds and working together to prevent them.

Here are some useful internet sites:
IBC – Vigilance is key in fighting insurance fraud
Tips for consumers this Fraud Prevention Month
Recognize, reject and report fraud

Stay Safe
Brian SMITH
President
On behalf of your CASIU Board.


Police recover $140K in stolen vehicles at London home
Posted: Thursday 25th February, 2021


Toronto police investigating latest tow truck fires
Posted: Wednesday 24th February, 2021


Pandemic Fires Up Insurance Fraud, Here’s What To Watch For
Posted: Wednesday 20th January, 2021


Charges Laid in Car Theft Crime Spree
Posted: Sunday 27th September, 2020


Police recover more than 50 stolen vehicles bound for Africa, arrest 11 people
Posted: Friday 24th July, 2020


CASIU 2020 Fraud Conference
Posted: Monday 20th July, 2020

Following the developing situation of  COVID-19, the Board of Directors of CASIU have decided to cancel the 2020 conference at BMO IFL as a public safety measure.

The health and safety of our speakers, attendees, and staff is paramount and as of today the risks associated with COVID-19 and this type of event outweigh the acceptability of continuing with this conference. Many companies are prohibiting employees from attending group events and organizers are cancelling as a proactive means to prevent the further spread of this virus.

We would like to thank our speakers, staff, and the organizers who worked diligently to put this conference together. CASIU is  working on strategies to ensure members continue to receive continuing educational opportunities.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Board of Directors, CASIU


Texas Man Sentenced to 78 Years in Prison for Arson, Insurance Fraud
Posted: Saturday 20th June, 2020


Using Social Media to Investigate Fraud
Posted: Wednesday 17th June, 2020


COVID-related fraud schemes that IBC has observed
Posted: Tuesday 2nd June, 2020


Guns, drugs, cash seized in organized crime probe of Toronto area tow truck industry
Posted: Tuesday 26th May, 2020


Pandemic insurance fraud: What to watch for…
Posted: Monday 25th May, 2020


Police warn of COVID-19 scam
Posted: Tuesday 5th May, 2020


Zoom Video Login Details Put on Sale by Hackers on Dark Web: Times Report
Posted: Monday 4th May, 2020