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How to protect yourself from fraud

BrokerLink’s Privacy Promise

The BrokerLink companies are committed to protecting your privacy. We will not collect, use or disclose your personal information except as stated in our Privacy Promise.

Please visit our Privacy Promise page for more details on how we collect information from you.

Recognizing fraud

Fraud can take many forms, but one of the most common forms is insurance fraud. Some common examples of insurance fraud include the following:

  • Individuals who fabricate insurance claims
  • Auto repair shops who exaggerate the cost of claims
  • Medical clinics that ask claimants to sign blank accident benefit forms and invoice insurers for services never provided
  • Health care clinics that offer unnecessary treatments
  • Drivers who intentionally cause collisions

There are also many scams targeting Canadians and new ones are being invented every day. Scams can come in different forms – text messages, emails, telephone calls and more. We encourage you to check the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre’s website for a list of common scams.

What to do if you suspect fraud

If you suspect you have been a victim of insurance fraud, or if you have witnessed potential fraud, please contact us at privacy@brokerlink.ca.

In addition, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) issues fraud alerts to inform consumers about insurance scams. Fake policies and non-existent insurance companies can put you and your insured property at risk. If you suspect fraud, you can also contact the IBC TIPS Line at 1-877-IBC-TIPS or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501. Click here for more information.