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Aviva warns of ongoing scams

Beware of fake investment bond offers

With interest rates currently so low, people are on the lookout for a better return on their money. So fraudsters are using bonds — popular savings and investment products — to promote too-good-to-be-true deals, often with supposedly high returns, to lure in their victims. Fraudsters are offering often huge returns on fake bonds.

Beware of Aviva-branded life insurance scams

Some people have received a letter from a lawyer or attorney in an Aviva-branded envelope that says they’ve inherited money or are the beneficiary of a life insurance policy for a distant relative. This is a scam and any enclosed cheques are fraudulent. Aviva Canada does not provide life insurance within Canada. 

Beware of fake Aviva recruitment offers

Fraudsters are contacting people through social media and messaging platforms (like WhatsApp) and pretending to be Aviva Canada representatives. They ask for sensitive personal information or money as part of the job application. these fake recruiters are using Aviva’s name, website and brand to trick people into thinking the job is real, but they aren’t really legitimate jobs. 

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We know your security is important to you and to us too... And while things have changed recently, protecting you from fraud remains a top priority for us.

You can now report if you've seen or heard anything suspicious that appears to be coming from us or relates to any of our products – and we'll look into it for you. 

And to help you protect yourself, we've also put together handy tips and practical advice on what to look for to keep you secure.

Catalytic converters: What you need to know about catalytic converter theft

With rising prices, supply chain disruptions and a scarcity of new vehicles, thieves are stealing cars and parts off vehicles. One auto part that’s grown in popularity among thieves is the catalytic converter – a valuable part that's easier to steal than cars themselves.

Online selling scams: Avoid getting duped when selling things online

Scammers are creating false profiles on social media and online selling platforms with the purpose of defrauding individuals out of their personal property.

Property Damage: Beware of Property Storm Chasers

Storm chasers and scammers pose as legitimate home repair contractors, who often give false promises to repair property damage. Roof repair scams are an easy target when storms rip through neighbourhoods causing damage to your home. 

How to have a smooth claim & avoid an unpleasant tow and repair

Some car accidents can be minor, some can be serious, but all are inconvenient. Car accidents can happen to anyone – regardless of how good of a driver you are. That’s why it’s important to know what to do if you are ever involved in one.

Beware of Ghost Brokers

Ghost Brokers are individuals who disguise themselves as insurance brokers and wrongfully interact with the public under the false pretext of selling insurance.

Carjackings are on the rise!

The number of carjacking incidents has recently risen at an alarming rate. These incidents are dangerous and frightening.

Fake LinkedIn profiles claiming to be Aviva employees

Be vigilant of who you add to your LinkedIn. We have received reports of LinkedIn profiles falsely created claiming to be Aviva employees.

What you need to know about counterfeit parts

Counterfeit parts are an issue for both consumers and insurers. When getting parts replaced for a vehicle, counterfeited parts may appear legitimate that can cause various issues. Check out some tips that may help you to stay vigilant and avoid these scenarios.

Vehicle thefts are on the rise!

Vehicle thefts are on the rise and are increasingly unrecoverable after only 24 hours of the vehicle being stolen. Help prevent your vehicle from getting stolen with these tips.

The answer

No one can solve this problem on their own. Everyone has a role to play. Learn more about what you can do and what you can expect insurers and your government representatives to do on your behalf.

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How to avoid being scammed

Because of the current climate, lots of us are spending more time at home. You may be working or just browsing the internet to pass the time. Despite the uncertain times we’re living in, it’s business as usual for scammers.

How to keep your devices and online information safe

Malware can cause a whole lot of trouble if it finds its way onto your device. So it’s worth knowing how to tell if it’s lurking around — and how to put a stop to it doing damage.

How to spot a romance scam

Before you think you’ve found the perfect partner online, you need to be sure you haven’t fallen for a romance scammer. It may sound farfetched but these scams are on the rise and can be extremely convincing.

Five ways to enjoy the sales – without getting scammed

As you’re searching for the best deals online, here are some ways to avoid getting duped when you’re trying to get a discount.