Avoiding Insurance Fraud

Insurance scams can take many forms. Here are a few tips on how to avoid them:

  • Beware of any email message that claims to be from your insurance company that asks you to confirm or give certain personal information. This could be a scam to obtain information about your personal finances and could lead to identity theft.

  • Do not pay your premiums through a money transfer or money wiring service. This is not a normal practice and could be a scam to get you to buy fake insurance.

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Source: Understanding Insurance Basics, page 2-27, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, 2012. Reproduced with the permission of the Commissioner of Financial and Consumer Agency of Canada, 2013.  

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