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More Canadians faking crashes, injuries to cash in on insurance money

Last Updated Feb 26, 2020 at 8:14 pm PST

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Research suggests 21 per cent of Canadians would stage and event, or mislead an insurance company to get a payout

The survey suggests 13 per cent of men would burn down, or flood their home for the payday

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) –¬†Would you crash a car on purpose?

Burn down a house just to get an insurance payout?

It seems one in five Canadian adults would stage an event or mislead an insurance company to get a payout from their insurance company providing they didn’t get caught.

At least, that’s what a recent survey from Finder Canada suggests.

It says 12 per cent would crash their car, or pretend it had been stolen.

six per cent would even break their arm, or pretend to have a chronic illness.

And nearly half of those polled, 43 per cent, say they are secretly hoping something they own will get damaged, so they can get an insurance-paid-upgrade.