- Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has released a list of the top five “outlandish” insurance claims that were later proven to be false (SIU).
- According to a video obtained by SIU, the man came to a complete stop, allowing the woman enough time to accelerate and crash into the side of his vehicle.
After an inquiry by the special investigation unit, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has released its top five “wild and wacky” insurance claims that turned out to be false (SIU).
“SIU busted hundreds of individuals attempting to make fraudulent claims in 2021, saving the company $6 million.” In a press release, SGI stated, “This important work means keeping insurance rates low for honest customers.”
The following are the top five insurance scams in 2021, with names changed for privacy reasons:
Reuniting with an old acquaintance
After a woman drove her vehicle through a stop sign, he asserted his vehicle was broadsided. The man, as well as the woman, claimed they had never met before. Police initially charged the woman, but further investigation revealed that the crash could have been staged.
According to a video obtained by SIU, the man had slowed down to a stop, giving the woman enough time to speed up and crash into the side of his vehicle.
“The video evidence, combined with downloaded vehicle data, revealed that the crash was indeed staged,” SGI said.
During the inquiry, the two drivers also found that the 2 drivers knew each other.
The claim was denied, saving SGI $7,000 in the process.
Technology saves the day.
Her brand new 2021 Camaro, according to the woman, was stolen.
The vehicle was situated with a damaged front end after police worked with OnStar to locate it.
The woman filed the claim with SGI, but they say her “story got a little murky” when she admitted she still had both key fobs, which she needed to start the car.
The woman decided to withdraw her claim after learning that SGI would collect technical information from OnStar.
SGI was able to save $13,000.
Into the drink
Barb claimed that her daughter Amanda had borrowed her car and caused an accident. Barb said that it was raining at the crash, and Amanda slid off the road into a nearby dugout after swerving to avoid hitting a deer on a gravel road.
The story appeared plausible at first, according to SGI, until an SIU investigator went to see the scene for himself. The gravel road turned out not to be gravel, and the sideline was a town reservoir hundreds of feet from the paved road.
According to SGI, the vehicle would have to pass through a town park before entering the reservoir.
According to the investigation, Amanda had been drinking at the time of the crash.
SGI was able to save $65,000 after the claim was denied.
The vehicle of his dreams
“Owning a vintage muscle car is a dream for many people, and it will remain so for this would-be fraudster,” SGI said of the next denied claim.
James claimed his classic car had been stolen, but he could not provide any receipts or financial information.
SGI also said he wouldn’t be able to provide any photos of the vehicle from the previous 15 years.
According to the release, “the only photo James shared with SGI turned out to be a stock image from a vehicle in the United States.”
Neighbors and autobody shop employees who allegedly worked on the car, according to SGI, had no recollection of it. SGI added that it wasn’t the type of car that people would forget.
SGI was able to save over $20,000 due to this debunked claim.
Source: Global News