Alerts Defined

Securities regulators across Canada use Investor Alerts to assist people in doing their due diligence when making investment decisions.

BCSC Investor Alerts

From time to time, the BCSC will issue an Investor Alert to warn the public of a possible investment scam that may be affecting you or people you know. In addition to posting the Investor Alert on InvestRight, BCSC staff discuss these public warnings in the media to raise awareness about the possible fraudulent investment scheme. We also blog about Investor Alerts and discuss them in our province-wide seminar program.

For all of our Investor Alerts visit our News section and click on the Investor Alerts and Investor Watches blog. If you would like to subscribe to the Investor Alerts news feed, sign-up with our subscription services.

CSA Investor Alerts

Investor Alerts are issued by members of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) on a regular basis. The Investor Alert List (IAL) is a list of CSA member investor alerts and is intended to assist the public and the securities industry in conducting due diligence. The subjects of these alerts are persons and/or companies who appear to be engaging in securities activities that may pose a risk to investors.

Sign up to the CSA's e-mail subscription services for immediate notice of additions to the investor alerts.


If you have been approached or know of an investment that fits the description detailed in one of our Investor alerts, contact your provincial securities regulator immediately.

In BC, contact BCSC Inquiries. You can also anonymously report suspicious activity through InvestRight’s Report a scam webpage.
Residents from other Canadian provinces can find contact information for their provincial securities regulator at