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IBC’s tips to avoid being involved in staged collisions

On the occasion of Fraud Prevention Month in March, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) provides Canadians practical tips how to avoid being a victim of auto insurance fraud.

Avoid staged collisions:

  • Never tailgate; instead, allow ample distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you. Look well beyond the front of your car while driving.
  • If you suspect that you have been a victim of a staged collision, call the police from the accident scene and use IBC’s tip reporting program. Notify your insurance representative immediately.

Take extra care if you are involved in a collision:

  • Document all that you can. Write down the other vehicle’s licence plate number, collect driver’s licence and insurance information, photograph the damage, note the other driver’s behaviour and watch for warning signs of a scam. Fill out the IBC collision report form.
  • Use a reputable tow truck service. Be sure the tow truck has a licensing number. Carefully read anything you are asked to sign. Ask that your vehicle be towed to a secure location of your choosing.
  • In the event of a collision, call your insurance representative as soon as possible.
  • If you think you have witnessed or been the victim of an insurance crime, call IBC’s confidential TIPS Line (open 24 hours a day, seven days a week) at 1-877-IBC-TIPS, or submit an anonymous tip to IBC online.

For more information click HERE.

 

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