Fake Job Offers Referencing Standard Sunlife Insurance and Dominion Life Insurance

September 19, 2012

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) is warning consumers about a scam involving offers to work as a pick-up and delivery agent for Standard Sunlife Insurance and Dominion Life Insurance – two non-existent companies that are not licensed by FSCO.
                         
Along with an offer of employment, individuals are asked to deposit a cheque into their bank account. Consumers should be aware that a request to deposit a cheque prior to beginning employment is a common characteristic of a job scam [New Window].
 
It should be noted that Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, Sun Life Insurance (Canada) Limited, The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company and Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada are all legitimate companies licensed by FSCO. These companies have confirmed they have no connection to Standard Sunlife Insurance, Dominion Life Insurance or these job offers.
 
Anyone who has received job offers from Standard Sunlife Insurance or Dominion Life Insurance is encouraged to forward the correspondence to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre [New Window].
 
This scam appears to be linked to several other non-existent companies that FSCO and the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario recently published warnings about: United Insurance Brokers, Discount Insurance Brokers, Citizen Group, Trust Insurance Company, Progress Insurance and United Brokers Insurance [New Window].
 
While the perpetrator(s) of this scam are using different company names, they appear to be using the same phone numbers:
 
  • 1-800-246-0716
  • 1-888-857-6699
  • 1-613-701-3097
  • 1-226-799-9521
Consumers should notify the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre [New Window] if they are contacted by someone using any of these phone numbers.

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