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Government impersonation, phishing are top financial scams, Interac survey finds

November 30, 2023 Ritika Dubey - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Government impersonation is one of the most common financial scams plaguing people across Canada, a new survey from payment processing company Interac Corp. has found. The report, released Tuesday, said 42 per cent of survey respondents reported dealing

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Drivers fear fraud, but don’t take an elementary step to prevent it

March 10, 2023 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Insurance broker scams are among the primary ways drivers believe they could be susceptible to fraud, yet only 1 in 5 respondent auto policyholders took the time to check with the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) to ensure

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Clients likely unaware of criminal websites pretending to sell P&C coverage

January 21, 2022 Greg Meckbach

Scam artists who set up websites impersonating home and auto insurance brokerages could be taking advantage of uninsured motorists, a former brokerage owner says. In theory, the industry can try to block access to websites operated by unlicensed miscreants purporting

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ICBC issues warning on text message scam

September 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is warning customers to delete any text messages purporting to be sent from the insurer, after “a number” of customers reported to have received these texts over the last 24 hours. ICBC reported

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SGI CANADA issues warning over “mystery shopper” scam

March 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

SGI CANADA is warning consumers about a “mystery shopper” scam involving fraudulent cheques that appear to be issued by SGI CANADA. Targeted individuals receive a letter from a third party claiming to be contracted by, and on behalf of SGI