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BCSC Adds 13 New Entities to the Investment Caution List

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 4/28/2016 2:05:00 PM | 0 Comment

The BC Securities Commission (BCSC) proactively helps protect British Columbia (BC) investors by publishing an Investment Caution List. In this blog post, we highlight thirteen names that we added to the Investment Caution List between February... Read more

Category: Warning,Enforcement

NASAA’s Annual List of Top Five Investor Threats

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 4/14/2016 12:50:00 PM | 0 Comment

Every year, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) releases an annual list of the top five threats to investors. NASAA determines its list by surveying state and provincial securities regulators to find out... Read more

Category: Scams,Warning

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup - March 2016

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 4/7/2016 3:20:00 PM | 0 Comment

Every month we release an Enforcement Roundup. We cover British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) regulatory cases and report on other self-regulatory organizations’ decisions when pertinent. From time-to-time, we also cover criminal cases related to our decisions or investigations. This Enforcement... Read more

Category: Enforcement

Spot Investment Scams: Investment Ads

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 4/4/2016 12:30:00 PM | 0 Comment

Fraudsters often use newspapers, TV, radio, billboards, tradeshow booths, and seminars to promote fraudulent investments. Watch the BC Securities Commission’s new Spot Investment Scams video illustrating the risks of investing in an investment promotion without conducting research and due diligence... Read more

Category: Advisors,Products,Scams,Warning,Financial literacy

CSA alerts Canadians: Beware binary options platforms

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 3/23/2016 2:40:00 PM | 0 Comment

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) are increasingly concerned about the growth in the number of websites promoting offshore binary options trading platforms that are targeting Canadians. The CSA wants to make it clear: no business is currently registered or authorized... Read more

Category: Advisors,Warning,Education

The BC Securities Commission releases “Be Fraud Aware: The Two Minute Musical”

Posted by awalker at 3/17/2016 1:00:00 PM | 0 Comment

The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) is proud to announce the release of “Be Fraud Aware: The Two Minute Musical” – a short video filmed in Victoria last week to raise awareness of Fraud Prevention Month. ... Read more

Category: Planning,Education

Canadian Securities Administrators encourage investors to check before they invest

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 3/16/2016 10:00:00 AM | 0 Comment

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) are encouraging all investors to participate in Check Registration Day on March 16, 2016 by visiting aretheyregistered.ca to see whether the individual or firm offering them an investment or... Read more

Category: Education

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup – February 2016

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 3/11/2016 12:40:00 PM | 0 Comment

Every month we release an Enforcement Roundup. We cover British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) regulatory cases and report on other self-regulatory organizations’ decisions when pertinent. From time-to-time, we also cover criminal cases related to our decisions or investigations.... This Enforcement... Read more

Category: Enforcement

BCSC presents Be Fraud Aware: The Musical in Victoria to help British Columbians become smarter investors

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 3/9/2016 11:20:00 AM | 0 Comment

In support of Fraud Prevention Month, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) today surprised Victoria residents with a spontaneous live musical performance highlighting the dangers of investment fraud....
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Category: Education,Financial literacy,Seminars and outreach

March is Fraud Prevention Month

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 3/4/2016 12:20:00 PM | 0 Comment

March is Fraud Prevention Month and the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) are encouraging investors to research investments when making any investing decisions during Fraud Prevention Month. The CSA recommends that investors follow these three easy steps:... Read more

Category: Education,Financial literacy

Fraud Prevention Month 2016

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 3/3/2016 2:20:00 PM | 0 Comment

We are looking forward to a busy Fraud Prevention Month at the BC Securities Commission (BCSC)... Read more

Category: Planning,Education

Enforcement Actions Instrumental in Deterring Financial Misconduct

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 2/23/2016 2:45:00 PM | 0 Comment

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today released its 2015 Enforcement Report... Read more

Category: Education,Enforcement

BC Report Warns of Gap between Investor Attitudes and Behaviours

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 2/22/2016 11:20:00 AM | 0 Comment

This RRSP season, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) is encouraging investors to make smarter decisions and learn more about the role they play when working with an investment advisor. The BCSC’s message is prompted by findings from Read more

Category: Advisors,Products

Be Wary of Investments that Encourage You to Unlock Your Retirement Savings

Posted by awalker at 2/19/2016 12:00:00 PM | 0 Comment

You may be turning your attention to your RRSP in the next few days as the February 29, 2016 deadline for this year’s contributions draws closer. When considering an investment, be sure to understand what you are buying and make... Read more

Category: Planning,Products,Scams,Education,Financial literacy

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup – January 2016

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 2/5/2016 10:50:00 AM | 0 Comment

Every month we release an Enforcement Roundup. We cover British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) regulatory cases and report on other self-regulatory organizations’ decisions when pertinent. From time-to-time, we also cover criminal cases related to our decisions or investigations. This Enforcement... Read more

Category: Enforcement

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