After noticing an increase in fraudulent insurance documents that people turn over during routine traffic stops, provincial police are warning people to double-check their insurance slips.

Southern Georgian Bay OPP issued a press release Thursday which said unsuspecting consumers are being targeted by fake insurance companies and brokers.

In one scam — seen nationally — fake brokers pretend to offer great deals on insurance through recognizable companies, according to Rick Dubin, who investigates fraud for the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

Dubin said — even if the paperwork looks legitimate — double check insurance slips.

"You should be calling the insurance company listed on that pink slip — that liability pink slip — and give them your policy number on the pink slip, and ask them to confirm whether you have coverage or not," he said.

He added that if people find they’ve been the victim of insurance fraud, they can call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center, or report it to the Insurance Bureau of Canada.