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New video shows you how to recognize, reject, and report investment fraud

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 3/24/2015 2:35:00 PM | 0 Comment

Now you can attend a fraud awareness seminar from BCSC InvestRight without leaving home.  The new Investment Fraud Explained seminar video brings our fictional fraudster, David, and empowered investor, Jean, together with felt markers and a whiteboard to illustrate... Read more

Category: Education,Financial literacy

BCSC Seeks to Return Funds Lost in Shantz Case

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 3/19/2015 11:45:00 AM | 0 Comment

The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) today announced that it will notify investors who lost money as a result of investing with Canadian Pacific Consulting and Michael Robert Shantz to make an application for compensation. The funds ($131,781.34)... Read more

Category: Warning,Enforcement

CSA Reminds Investors to Check Registration

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 3/18/2015 10:50:00 AM | 0 Comment

In the time it takes you to read this headline, you can check to see if the person who is selling you stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other securities is registered. March 18, 2015 is Check Registration Day, and the... Read more

Category: Advisors,Education,Financial literacy

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup - February 2015

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 3/13/2015 3:45:00 PM | 0 Comment

Every month we release an Enforcement Roundup blog that highlights all of the notable securities law decisions relating to BC residents in the previous month. We cover our completed regulatory cases and report on other self-regulatory organization’s decisions when pertinent... Read more

Category: Enforcement

Investor Alert: Unregistered Binary Option Platforms

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 3/10/2015 11:10:00 AM | 0 Comment

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) are warning investors to exercise caution when considering an investment in binary options. The CSA has become aware of multiple websites promoting binary options trading platforms that are soliciting Canadians. Many of these websites are... Read more

Category: Warning,Financial literacy

BC Securities Commission launches Fraudster Fighter Tool Kit

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 3/6/2015 9:25:00 AM | 0 Comment

In support of Fraud Prevention Month, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) launched its "Fraudster Fighter Tool Kit", an investor protection resource available on befraudaware.ca. The Tool Kit contains links to the BCSC's Be Fraud Aware mobile app, guides... Read more

Category: Scams,Warning,Education,Enforcement,Financial literacy,Research

In Your Community - March 2015

Posted by Ken at 3/2/2015 2:20:00 PM | 0 Comment

BCSC staff ambassadors tour the province, helping people protect themselves from fraud and unsuitable investments. Our goal is to enable BC investors to develop critical thinking skills to inform them of steps they should take to protect themselves when investing... Read more

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RRSP Deadline is Fast Approaching

Posted by Ken at 2/27/2015 3:05:00 PM | 0 Comment

This year’s deadline for contributing to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is March 2, 2015... Read more

Category: Advisors,Planning,Products

RRSP Season: Check out CSA's Fund Facts

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 2/20/2015 3:05:00 PM | 0 Comment

With the Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) deadline approaching, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the Canadian Securities Administrators’ (CSA) Fund Facts Interactive Tool. This tool allows you to better understand the mutual funds that you are... Read more

Category: Products,Education,Financial literacy,Research

Private Company Investments – Questions to Consider

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 2/13/2015 2:55:00 PM | 0 Comment

As RRSP season ramps up in February, you will start seeing many advertisements for investment products. There are different investment products available to you, so you need to do your research before you make an investment decision. If you are... Read more

Category: Education,Financial literacy,Research

BCSC Enforcement Roundup - January 2015

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 2/6/2015 3:35:00 PM | 0 Comment

Every month we release an Enforcement Roundup blog that highlights all of the notable securities law decisions relating to BC residents in the previous month. We cover our completed regulatory cases and report on other self-regulatory organization’s decisions when pertinent... Read more

Category: Warning,Enforcement,Financial literacy

In Your Community - February 2015

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 2/2/2015 1:40:00 PM | 0 Comment

BCSC staff ambassadors tour the province, helping people protect themselves from fraud and unsuitable investments. Our goal is to enable BC investors to develop critical thinking skills to inform them of steps they should take to protect themselves when investing... Read more

Category: Education,Financial literacy,Seminars and outreach

Social Media and Investing

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 1/29/2015 3:15:00 PM | 0 Comment

Social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn are accessible, interactive, mediums where dialogue can take place and information shared. These tools can provide benefits for investors looking for information about investing, but it can also provide opportunities for... Read more

Category: Warning,Education,Financial literacy

Identifying Con Artists: Four questions to ask

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 1/22/2015 1:40:00 PM | 0 Comment

Scam artists will do anything to get at your money. They will charade as legitimate financial advisors, or attempt to sell you fictitious investment products or strategies... Read more

Category: Scams,Education,Financial literacy

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup - December 2014

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 1/15/2015 2:20:00 PM | 0 Comment

In December, the BC Securities Commission (BCSC) issued two notices of hearing and one review of an Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) panel decision. Neither the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) nor IIROC issued any decisions... Read more

Category: Enforcement

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