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Aviva warns of ongoing scams

Beware of fake Aviva-branded investment opportunities

We would like to make you aware of an ongoing scam involving individuals who falsely claim to be from Aviva. These individual(s) offer to “invest” large sums of money into businesses. They appear to be pursuing small, start-up companies, but any business could be targeted.

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.

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