February 19, 2016
The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) is warning consumers that an organization known as J. Cameron Agency is not licensed to do insurance business in Ontario.
It appears that an unlicensed entity by the name of J. Cameron Agency has issued a fraudulent liability slip ("pink card") to a consumer. The address of the J. Cameron Agency is stated as Head Office/Scarborough, Ontario, and the telephone number provided is (416) 689-5221.
The J. Cameron Agency is not licensed with FSCO or the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario.
As well, the J. Cameron Agency is not affiliated or associated with either Aviva Insurance Company or Traders General Insurance Company, each a duly licensed entity.
Consumers should exercise caution if they are contacted by anyone claiming to represent J. Cameron Agency, Aviva Traders General Insurance (a blend of the names of the two licensed companies) or using contact information matching the above.
The Insurance Bureau of Canada has been notified and Aviva Insurance Company is investigating.
If consumers purchase items or insurance through individuals or companies that are not licensed in the province, they are not protected under the Insurance Act and the regulations that govern Ontario's licensed insurance companies and agents.
FSCO's website contains a list of all insurance companies and agents licensed to do business in Ontario. The website of the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario contains a list of all brokers licensed to do business in Ontario.
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Senior Communications Officer
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Additional information What to Do If You Think You are a Victim of a Scam or Fraud