Left Navigation New Brunswick Provincial Auto Theft Network Each year, auto theft and fraud cost New Brunswickers approximately $4.5 million. In 2010, IBC joined forces with the Saint John Police Force and formed PATNET to combat auto theft. Across the country, auto theft and fraud costs Canadians nearly $500 million each year. Who Is Part of NB PATNET?New Brunswick PATNET (NB PATNET) was formed in 2010 and is funded by IBC’s Investigative Services Division, as well as local sponsors from the insurance, salvage and automobile industries. In June 2012, more than 100 law enforcement officials attended a Red Flags at the Roadside seminar in Dieppe, New Brunswick. As a PATNET event, the program: Provides information to help frontline officers recognize “red flags” that lead to the recovery of stolen vehiclesShares examples of how criminals may attempt to disguise stolen vehiclesProvides instruction on the authority of law enforcement to conduct searches and seizures under the Criminal Code and provincial statutes relating to fraud.PATNET shares information, professional training and support between the property and casualty insurance industry and law enforcement agencies. How PATNET Fights Auto Theft and FraudPATNET operations expanded to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island in 2013. Initiated in the Atlantic provinces, this successful partnership represents a strong commitment between IBC and law enforcement officials to fight auto theft and fraud. As a cofounder, IBC provides training and workshops and participates in the sharing of information about jurisdictional trends and auto theft activity. Take the Time. Report the CrimeInsurance crime isn’t always the work of organized groups or gangs running auto theft or insurance crime rings as a business. It can also involve normally law-abiding citizens who attempt to make a few extra dollars by padding an otherwise legitimate claim. Lock It or Lose It A professional can steal your vehicle in just 30 seconds. A vehicle with an unlocked door or an open window is an easy target. Protect your vehicle from theft. Always roll up your vehicle’s windows, lock the doors and pocket the keys when you park your car. Park in a well-lit area and never leave valuables in plain view So, You've Had an AccidentAccidents are stressful, but stay calm, and use this form to record important details. Related ServicesAuto TheftOn average, a car is stolen every 3.5 minutes in Canada. Top 10 Stolen Cars Each year, IBC produces a list of the top 10 stolen vehicles in Canada. IBC also reports on the top 10 stolen vehicles and trends in organized auto theft for specific regions in Canada. Cargo Theft Each year, cargo theft costs the Canadian economy $5 billion. All too often, cargo theft goes unreported. IBC leads a national cargo theft reporting program with the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA). Useful LinksInsurance Crime IBC provides investigative services to help contain the premiums of honest Canadian policyholders. Insurance FraudInsurance fraud is serious business and costs us all. Think the fender bender you saw might not have been so accidental? Loss PreventionBy practising safe driving techniques, you can prevent a collision. If you are in a collision, watch out for repair shop scams and other preventable costs.