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POLL: Calls to fight insurance fraud grow louder among Canadians


Survey data shows shift in consumer sentiment in advance of Fraud Prevention Month

TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2020 /CNW/ - A recent survey commissioned by Aviva Canada and conducted by Pollara Strategic Insight finds that Canadians overwhelmingly support strong action to fight insurance fraud and clearly correlate fraud with increased premiums.  The survey showed that combating fraud is becoming more of a priority for Canadians, growing from 77% in 2017 to 87% in 2019, with overwhelming support in all regions of the country.

Aviva Canada Inc. (CNW Group/Aviva Canada Inc.)

"With March being Fraud Prevention Month, we wanted to release this survey data, highlighting Canadian's attitude towards fraud," said Ashish Bhargava, Vice President, Aviva Verify, Aviva Canada. "At Aviva, we are committed to raising awareness and educating our consumers, many of whom are unknowingly victims of fraud. We've long been a leader in the Canadian insurance industry and continue to advocate and fight for reform to reduce the levels of fraud, and to establish stricter consequences for those found guilty of committing it."

The survey revealed that:

The survey also pointed to the need for more consumer education, including:

We urge consumers to be alert of any suspicious activity that may lead them to become a victim of fraud. Aviva Canada customers who suspect they may be a victim of fraud can contact our 24/7 fraud hotline 1-855-332-5255 or email us at fraud.canada@aviva.com.

Notes to editors

About Aviva Canada
Aviva Canada is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in the country, providing home, automobile, lifestyle and business insurance to 2.8 million customers. A subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, Aviva Canada has more than 4,000 employees focused on creating a bright and sustainable future for their customers and our communities. Aviva Canada invests in safer Canadian communities through Aviva Take Back Our Roads. Launched in 2019, Aviva Canada is investing in data driven solutions and strategic collaborations to make safer roads a reality for all.

For more information, visit aviva.ca or Aviva Canada's blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

SOURCE Aviva Canada Inc.


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