Beware of fraudulent auto insurance, OPP say
After noticing an increase in fraudulent insurance documents that people turn over during routine traffic stops, provincial police are warning people to double-check their insurance slips.
Southern Georgian Bay OPP issued a press release Thursday which said unsuspecting consumers are being targeted by fake insurance companies and brokers.
In one scam — seen nationally — fake brokers pretend to offer great deals on insurance through recognizable companies, according to Rick Dubin, who investigates fraud for the Insurance Bureau of Canada.
Dubin said — even if the paperwork looks legitimate — double check insurance slips.
"You should be calling the insurance company listed on that pink slip — that liability pink slip — and give them your policy number on the pink slip, and ask them to confirm whether you have coverage or not," he said.