Auto Theft Surge in Ontario Sparks Concern: A Cautionary Tale

We wanted to share important information with you about the increase in auto thefts in Ontario. It's essential to stay informed and proactive in protecting your vehicle and your peace of mind.

Here's some recent news: A rental car business in Mississauga was investigated due to suspected illicit activities. Reports suggest that the owner/operator of the business was involved in re-vinning stolen vehicles and then renting them out to unsuspecting customers. This is quite concerning and highlights the need to be alert and cautious of potential risks, particularly when dealing with rental car services.

Imagine the following situation: you rent a vehicle from a rental company, only to find out later that the vehicle was acquired illegally. This scenario poses financial risks and undermines the safety and security of individuals who are unknowingly involved in these schemes. Additionally, it has been reported that the alleged operation resulted in profits obtained from rentals and subsequent insurance claims, emphasizing the seriousness of the situation.

Amidst the challenges faced, there is a silver lining. Collaborative efforts between law enforcement agencies, insurance companies (like us!) and regulatory bodies such as the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council have led to significant progress in addressing the issues. We have successfully prevented multiple fraudulent insurance claim payouts and taken steps to dismantle the operations responsible for these activities.

It's important to know how to protect your vehicle. Whether you're driving your car or renting one, being cautious and alert is crucial. Make sure you're familiar with reliable rental car companies and take steps to safeguard your vehicle against possible auto theft.

Our top priority is your safety and peace of mind. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns - we're here to support you every step of the way.

Let's stay informed and safe while working together to secure our roads.