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 .
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 .
While the perpetrator(s) of this scam are using different company names, they appear to be using the same phone numbers:
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