Insurance Bureau of Canada begins Dumbest Criminal contest
The Insurance Bureau of Canada has begun a contest promotion in association with Toronto radio station Boom 97.3. The contest, called "Canada's Dumbest Criminal," is intended to raise awareness of insurance fraud. Visitors to the Boom973.com website can read five true stories about attempted fraud, then vote for the person they deem to be the "dumbest" of the five. Visitors will be encourage to check the bureau's Facebook page for updates on the winners and enter a draw for one of six Apple IPad Mini tablets. The contest will run until March 17. "It never fails to amaze me the extent to which people will go to defraud the system," said Rick Dubin, vice-president of investigations at the Insurance Bureau of Canada. "But auto insurance fraud is very serious and costs Canadians considerably more than $1.6 billion a year in insurance premiums and health car, emergency services and court costs. Insurance criminals take money right out of our pockets."