Anti-fraud campaign warns drivers to watch out for these car insurance scams

Wednesday, 30th September 2020, 8:25 am

Updated Wednesday, 30th September 2020, 8:26 am

A new anti-fraud campaign is highlighting a number of common car insurance cons amid fears that insurance fraud could be on the rise.

The Stop the Scams campaign has been launched by the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) after new data showed a five per cent increase in fraudulent insurance claims in 2019, with motor fraud being the most common.

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The IFB predicts that the current economic climate could push this up further, with data showing a 17 per cent increase after the 2008 financial crisis.

Insurance scams cost innocent consumers £3 billion a year in inflated premiums and payouts for fraudulent claims, and at least one criminal claim is made every minute in the UK.

Ben Fletcher, Director of the IFB, said: “With

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‘Our well ran dry’: Campaign launched to save the Arnprior Legion

ARNPRIOR —
Across Canada, hundreds of legions have become forgotten victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Ottawa Valley, there is a campaign underway to help save the Arnprior Legion.

“We knew we couldn’t lose it,” says Tracy Smith, one of the organizers of the Arnprior Save Our Legion campaign.

“Our town would lose a huge asset. Remembrance Day, our veterans would have no place to go, military have no place to go.”

The Arnprior Legion closed its doors in March when the pandemic began, and has only recently reopened on Fridays and Saturdays for a few hours.

“Most of our income comes from hall rentals,” says Steven Darling, kitchen coordinator at the Arnprior Legion. “It comes from events we can put on. The bingos have had to stop. We don’t know if we’re going to be able to do a poppy campaign this year. Our well pretty well ran

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Kelley Blue Book Turns Your Old Car into Lifesaving Support for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Third Annual Campaign

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — For car owners with a vehicle past its prime and an interest in contributing to a charitable cause, Kelley Blue Book is expanding on its commitment to help owners gift their vehicle for a good cause with Charitable Adult Rides & Services (CARS), a full-service non-profit organization.

On KBB.com, consumers can choose to donate almost any vehicle to a nonprofit, and through September 30, Kelley Blue Book will donate an incremental $100 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® for every car donated, up to 250 vehicles, to raise an additional $25,000 to support lifesaving research and treatments.

This third annual fundraising campaign runs through the rest of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September and honors those with pediatric cancer.

“Owners may choose to donate their vehicle for a variety of reasons,” said Michael Wulf, vice president of product for Kelley

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