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Spot Investment Scams: Online Investment Promotions

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 8/20/2015 11:35:00 AM | 0 Comment

The internet is a quick, easy and cheap way for scam artists to find potential victims for their investment scams. Anyone with a credit card can deploy appealing promotional advertisements on search engines, social media sites and websites with relative... Read more

Category: Education,Financial literacy

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup – July 2015

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 8/7/2015 10:00:00 AM | 0 Comment

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

Category: Enforcement

Fraud Warning Signs: Be Aware Before Investing

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 7/30/2015 11:00:00 AM | 0 Comment

Before committing to any investment opportunity, it is important to be aware of critical fraud warning signs so that you don’t fall prey to a scam artist. If an investment you are interested in has the characteristics of one of... Read more

Category: Scams,Warning,Education

New Video Shows You the Top 3 Things to do When Investing in a Securities Crowdfunding Start-up

Posted by sgilstead at 7/21/2015 1:45:00 PM | 0 Comment

You’ve probably already heard that the BC Securities Commission along with several other jurisdictions recently adopted securities crowdfunding exemptions... Read more

Category: Education,Financial literacy

Spot Investment Scams: Fraud Among Friends & Family

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 7/16/2015 11:50:00 AM | 0 Comment

Many people turn to those they trust as sources of information when it comes to investing. Be careful, the ones you trust and respect don’t always have the right answers. An investment scam that targets a close-knit group (families, religious... Read more

Category: Scams,Education

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup - June 2015

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 7/9/2015 12:25:00 PM | 0 Comment

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

Category: Enforcement

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

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