More than $ 10K stolen from Edmonton residents; Police Investigate Auto Insurance Fraud – Edmonton | The Canadian News

Edmonton police are warning the public about auto insurance fraud that took place during the summer months.

On June 20, EPS received a report from a citizen who purchased auto insurance through a local broker, Almarta Brokers.

However, when the person went to contact Almarta Brokers to update their information, the police say they were informed that they did not have auto insurance with the provider.

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Since the report, police said seven others have come forward to report fake car insurance purchased through brokers offering the same name.

“In all cases, correspondence with brokers was allegedly carried out via emails and text messages only, payment was completed by electronic transfer, and claimants received insurance documents that appeared identical to those from an insurance provider. valid insurance, “the press release states.

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EPS believes that more than $ 10,000 has been fraudulently taken from those involved.

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As police continue to investigate, they are asking anyone who may have been in contact with or was scammed by Almarta Brokers out of money to contact them at 780-423-4567. To remain anonymous, Edmonton residents can also use Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or by using your website.

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