Back in April practicePRO released a map that showed where emails to our fraud reporting database (firstname.lastname@example.org) were originating from. The aim was to show how widespread the problem of email scams was. Despite being an Ontario-based insurer, almost half of our emails had come from elsewhere in Canada, the US and overseas.
We recently updated the map, and it shows that the pace of email fraud attempts hasn't slowed. In five months we've had nearly 1,000 more emails, posted 57 new warnings on AvoidaClaim.com and heard from lawyers in 29 additional countries.
Strangely, South Dakota continues to be the only region of North America from which we haven't had any scam-related emails. Is it an oasis from fraud?