OSFI consumer warning

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Ontario (OSFI) is warning the general public of OSFI impersonators.

OFSI says that individuals purporting to be OSFI employees have contacted financial institutions or individuals in an attempt to get information under fraudulent purposes.

Be reminded that the OSFI does not request personal or confidential information from anyone by phone, email or fax.

Please be advised that anyone contacted in this manner should report the incident to Phonebusters at 1-888-654-9426.

The insurance answer to this type of situation is identity theft coverage. If your identity is stolen you will face legal costs and likely time lost at work while you attempt to restore your credentials. Talk to your broker or agent about your options.