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Toronto Police Service and Toronto Crime Stoppers partner with the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council to address auto fraud

August 17, 2023  By Blue Line Staff / Toronto Police Service

Aug. 17, 2023, Toronto, Ont. – Toronto Crime Stoppers was joined by Toronto Police Acting Deputy Chief, Kelly Skinner and the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) to raise awareness about fraudulent activities involving illegal motor vehicle sales across the GTA.

“Toronto Crime Stoppers continues to be resilient in our efforts to combat crime issues in our city while looking at ways to enhance the safety for our citizens. This proactive approach to create awareness in partnership with OMVIC is a testament to improving the safety of the communities we serve which empowers the movement of a crime free Toronto,” said Sean Sportun, Chair of Toronto Crime Stoppers.

The goal of the campaign is to share information about the sale of unregistered motor vehicles (curbers) and auto industry non-compliance. It also aims to protect the car-buying public, hold offenders accountable and remind citizens to anonymously report this and other forms of criminal activity to Crime Stoppers.

“We recognize that Community safety is shared responsibility and a collaborative approach to address public safety equates to a Toronto that is safer for everyone. We are confident this initiative and partnership will be a success, as it will provide valuable information and remind concerned citizens within our communities that they have the opportunity to report crimes anonymously through Crime Stoppers,” said Acting Deputy Chief Kelly Skinner.


“OMVIC is delighted to partner with Toronto Crime Stoppers to support our efforts to combat illegal vehicle sales and activity in the province. Our primary role as Ontario’s motor vehicle sales regulator is consumer protection and we take that responsibility very seriously. One way we can further our mandate is by partnering with community organizations with similar objectives to protect the car-buying public and bring those who break the law to justice where possible,” said Maureen Harquail, OMVIC CEO and Registrar.

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