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Montréal – The Autorité des marchés financiers (the “AMF”) cautions Québec investors about solicitations made by Claude HebertClaude Hebert should not be confused with Claude Hébert who holds certificate No. 187939 in insurance of persons, carries on activities with IG Insurance Services Inc. and is registered as a dealing representative (mutual fund dealer) with Investors Group Financial Services Inc., an individual professing to be associated with Hebert Finance and GXC Financial. The individual and firms in question are not registered with the AMF and are therefore not authorized to act as securities dealers or advisers in Québec.

Solicitations have been made on the websites kijiji.ca, gxcfinancial.com, hebertfinance.com and fondsfcc.info, where Claude Hébert offers investments in the Canadian Weed Fund (CWF) and high-yield lending programs.

To appear credible, the GXC Financial website appropriates and interchanges the names and photos of registered persons acting on behalf of investment fund managers or exempt market dealers that are registered with the AMF.

In addition, the fondsfcc.info website presents information that wrongfully suggests that the CWF is recommended by a Radio-Canada reporter. The site also unlawfully features the Industry Canada logo.

Have you invested through Claude Hebert, Hebert Finance or GXC Financial?

If you have invested funds through the individual or firms in question, please contact our Information Centre. We can answer your questions, and the information you provide could help us better protect consumers.

Offering investments—whether over the Internet, by telephone or in person—is a regulated activity. Any individual or business promoting an investment product must be registered with the AMF or be exempt from the registration requirement. To make sure you don’t become a victim, check whether the individual or business that contacted you is on the Register of firms and individuals authorized to practise.

Visit the AMF website to learn about other steps to avoid fraud.

The Autorité des marchés financiers is the regulatory and oversight body for Québec's financial sector.

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