From golf balls to hammer strikes: SGI on the lookout for hail damage fraud

Brad Classen has 18 years of experience repairing dents on vehicles, and says fraudulent hail claims are easy to spot. (Bridget Yard/CBC News)

By Bridget Yard, CBC News, July 12, 2017 

It’s easy to spot, so pummelling your car with a golf ball probably won’t get you a new paint job

Saskatchewan Government Insurance is circulating photo examples of fraudulent hail damage claims to auto body shops in Saskatoon in hopes of catching fraudsters taking advantage of the July 10 storm.

Hail storms bring with them thousands of claims to insurance providers, some of them fraudulent.

“We are committed to investigate any suspicious claims. Our employees and partners are experts in the field and know what to look for,” said SGI spokesperson Marie Schultz in an email statement.

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