Warning notice - unlicensed insurance activity

Sentel Insurance is not licensed to do insurance business in Ontario

TORONTO, July 29, 2013 /CNW/ - ​The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) is warning consumers that Sentel Insurance is not licensed to do insurance business in Ontario.

FSCO has been informed that a company or individual identifying themselves as "Sentel Insurance" has been placing phone calls to Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) clients. The calls come from the phone number 587-880-4306, and ask for the recipient's personal information for the purposes of offering identity theft protection insurance on behalf of RBC.

Consumers should exercise caution if they are contacted by anyone from these coordinates.

FSCO has confirmed with RBC that Sentel Insurance does not appear to be selling a valid product, and is not a valid insurance agency associated with RBC.

If consumers purchase insurance from agents or insurers 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.

An Ontario insurance agent or broker can provide information and advice on the risks involved with purchasing different insurance products.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What to Do If You Think You are a Victim of a Scam or Fraud

SOURCE: Financial Services Commission of Ontario

For further information:

CONTACT

Media inquiries 

Kristen Rose
Phone: 416-226-7803
Email: Kristen.rose@fsco.gov.on.ca

Public inquiries

1-800-668-0128
contactcentre@fsco.gov.on.ca


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