Fraud alert

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Please note AMVIC is aware of recent phishing activity, attempting to get individuals to click on a link within an email that goes to a fraudulent website mimicking AMVIC’s online portal. Licensees and registrants should only access the online portal through the website.

AMVIC’s systems including AMVIC’s online portal and remain secure.

AMVIC will never ask for a social insurance number (SIN). Credit card information is only required at the end of an application or renewal process through a secured banking landing page.

If you believe you have fallen victim, the following resource regarding SIN fraud may be helpful: Click on “reporting SIN fraud”.

To report fraud related to your SIN, follow these steps:

  1. File a police report. Ask for the case reference number and the officer’s name and telephone number. Make sure the report states your name and SIN (your full SIN or last three digits of your SIN) and ask for a copy of the report.

  2. Report the fraud to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre on their website or by calling 1-888-495-8501. They can also provide advice and assistance on identity theft.

  3. Contact Canada’s 2 major credit bureaus to tell them you have been a victim of identity fraud: Equifax Canada at 1-800-465-7166 or TransUnion Canada at 1-800-663-9980.

In addition to this, if you have provided financial information, contact your credit card company.

Ask each credit bureau for a copy of your credit report (there may be a fee). Obtain information about adding a fraud warning to your file instructing creditors to contact you personally before opening new accounts in your name (there may be a fee).

If you have any questions please contact AMVIC at