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Spot Investment Scams: Cold Calls and Email Promotions

Posted by Ken at 6/25/2015 9:25:00 AM | 0 Comment

Illegal investment solicitations can happen through cold calls, e-mail, or through social media channels... Read more

Category: Scams,Financial literacy

New Crowdfunding Resources Available on InvestRight

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 6/18/2015 3:20:00 PM | 0 Comment

You might have heard the British Columbia Securities Commission and other regulators from certain jurisdictions have adopted start-up crowdfunding exemptions.... Crowdfunding has been a popular way to raise money for some time. The model you are... Read more

Category: Education

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Spotlight on Investment Schemes

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 6/15/2015 10:50:00 AM | 0 Comment

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is an opportunity to bring attention to the ways that seniors are taken advantage of through investment schemes. Elder abuse often occurs in a situation where trust is established, that causes harm and distress. In... Read more

Category: Education,Financial literacy

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup - May 2015

Posted by Ken at 6/5/2015 12:35:00 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: Enforcement

Fourteen New Additions to the Investment Caution List

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 5/29/2015 3:10:00 PM | 0 Comment

The BC Securities Commission (BCSC) proactively helps protect British Columbia investors by publishing an Investment Caution List. In this blog post, we highlight fourteen names that were added to the Investment Caution List between January and May 2015. In March... Read more

Category: Warning,Enforcement

Certain Canadian securities regulators to adopt start-up crowdfunding exemptions

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 5/14/2015 3:35:00 PM | 0 Comment

The securities regulators of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (the "participating jurisdictions") today announced they have implemented, or to expect to implement, registration and prospectus exemptions that will allow start-ups and early stage companies to... Read more

Category: Misc.,Financial literacy

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup - April 2015

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 5/8/2015 3:20:00 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,Financial literacy

Investor Alert: BCSC issues warning about DFRF Enterprises LLC, DFRF Enterprises Ltd. and Daniel Fernandez Rojo Filho

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 5/6/2015 12:10:00 PM | 0 Comment

The British Columbia Securities Commission is warning the public not to purchase memberships or other securities of DFRF Enterprises LLC, DFRF Enterprises Ltd., or other companies associated with Daniel Fernandez Rojo Filho. DFRF claims to operate out of Orlando and... Read more

Category: Alert,Warning,Watch

Federal Budget 2015: Understanding the Tax Free Savings Account Changes:

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 5/1/2015 12:10:00 PM | 0 Comment

A Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) allows you to set money aside tax-free to meet your financial goals. You cannot deduct contributions to a TFSA for income tax purposes; however, any contributions you do make and the income you earn... Read more

Category: Education,Financial literacy

B.C. Securities Commission releases 2014 Enforcement Report

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 4/21/2015 11:25:00 AM | 0 Comment

The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) today released a report detailing its enforcement activities for 2014. The report provides a high-level overview of the BCSC's efforts to deter misconduct, protect investors, and ensure that B.C.'s capital markets function... Read more

Category: Enforcement

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup - March 2015

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 4/17/2015 2:45:00 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

In Your Community - April/May 2015

Posted by Ken at 4/10/2015 1:45:00 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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BCSC research finds that one-in-eight British Columbians over 50 vulnerable to investment fraud

Posted by Ken at 3/31/2015 3:25:00 PM | 0 Comment

In support of Fraud Prevention Month, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) Chair and CEO Brenda Leong today announced the results of research commissioned by the BCSC into the fraud vulnerability of older British Columbians. The research, conducted by Innovative... Read more

Category: Education,Research

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

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