Aviva Canada has recently launched an undercover investigation over one year where they damaged 10 cars to mimic a crash and placed them on the side of the road to see what happens next.
When creating these “fake” accidents, they had independent appraisers examine and price out the damage.
-Auto body shops were found to overcharge by 300% in some cases.
-Auto body shops were recorded deliberately damaging vehicles to increase their costs
-Charging for new parts but installing used
9 out of the 10 cases were fraudulent. This is part of the reason our auto insurance is rising.