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New additions to the BCSC’s Investment Caution List

Posted by Ken at 4/17/2014 2:30:00 PM | 0 Comment

The BC Securities Commission (BCSC) continues to take a proactive approach to help protect BC investors by publishing entities engaging in unregistered activity or promoting unqualified securities in the province to the Investment Caution List. In this blog post, we... Read more

Category: Warning,Education

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup – March 2014

Posted by Brenda B at 4/10/2014 9:50:00 AM | 0 Comment

In March, the BC Securities Commission (BCSC) issued three enforcement decisions and one settlement agreement.  The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) released one settlement agreement relating to a BC resident. The Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA) did not... Read more

Category: Advisors,Enforcement

Fans Take a Shot at Fraud at Canucks Open Practice

Posted by Ken at 4/3/2014 10:00:00 AM | 0 Comment

We had a fantastic time down at Rogers Arena on March 22, giving everyone a chance to Take a Shot at Fraud during the Canucks Open Practice. With 6000+ Canucks fans in the arena, more than 1000 kids and parents stepped up to take a shot at our fictional fraudster David (not in the flesh, of course, but a cardboard c... Read more

Category: Misc.,Scams

In Your Community - April 2014

Posted by Anne at 3/31/2014 4:00:00 PM | 0 Comment

In your community – April 2014BCSC staff ambassadors tour the province, helping people to protect themselves from fraud and unsuitable investments. Our goal is to enable BC investors to develop critical thinking skills so they can become more informed of... Read more

Category: Education,Seminars and outreach

Fight fraud with the Little Black Book of Scams

Posted by Admin at 3/27/2014 9:00:00 AM | 0 Comment

As this year’s Fraud Prevention Month winds down, we thought that it would be good to point you to a resource from the Competition Bureau that you can you can use to identify different types of scams throughout the year.... Read more

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Do a background check. It's Check Registration Day!

Posted by Ken at 3/19/2014 11:10:00 AM | 0 Comment

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) are encouraging investors nationwide to participate in Check Registration Day, a nationwide event that is entering its second year. Getting involved is easy. Take a few minutes today to use the National Registration Search at aretheyregistered.ca... Read more

Category: Advisors,Education

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup – February 2014

Posted by Brenda B at 3/13/2014 9:15:00 AM | 0 Comment

In February, the BC Securities Commission (BCSC) issued one temporary order and one Investor Alert about a possible recovery room scheme directed at Morgan Dragon Development Corp. investors.  The Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA) released one decision relating to a... Read more

Category: Advisors,Enforcement

Regulators encourage Canadians to be proactive in preventing investment fraud

Posted by Ken at 3/4/2014 3:30:00 PM | 0 Comment

Canadian securities regulators are recognizing Fraud Prevention Month this March by encouraging investors to take early and proactive steps in protecting themselves from investment fraud. Securities regulators stress that being an informed investor is the best defence against investment fraud.... Read more

Category: Advisors,Education

BCSC launches contest for Fraud Prevention Month and hosts Canucks Open Practice

Posted by Ken at 3/3/2014 12:10:00 PM | 0 Comment

In recognition of Fraud Prevention Month, the British Columbia Securities Commission today launched “Take a Shot at Fraud”, an online contest where participants can test their fraud awareness and enter to win a signed Canucks jersey, two tickets to a... Read more

Category: Misc.,Education

In Your Community - March 2014

Posted by Anne at 2/28/2014 3:00:00 PM | 0 Comment

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

Category: Education,Seminars and outreach

Top Ten Scams highlight new media schemes

Posted by Ken at 2/28/2014 12:55:00 PM | 0 Comment

March is Fraud Prevention Month, and the BC Securities Commission’s InvestRight program is proud to be a partner in the Top Ten Scams campaign. This year is the 10th year of the campaign, which is a multi organizational partnership, that... Read more

Category: Scams,Warning

CSA releases sixth annual Enforcement Report

Posted by Ken at 2/20/2014 10:00:00 AM | 0 Comment

In advance of Fraud Prevention Month, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today released its sixth annual Enforcement Report. The 2013 report highlights the overall enforcement work done by CSA members against those who breach Canadian securities laws. In 2013, CSA... Read more

Category: Enforcement

BC Securities Enforcement Roundup – January 2014

Posted by Brenda B at 2/13/2014 9:05:00 AM | 0 Comment

In January, the BC Securities Commission issued three enforcement decisions, issued an Investor Alert about Binary Options Trading Platforms and a news release about reciprocal orders against 18 individuals. The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) released two decisions... Read more

Category: Advisors,Enforcement

Warnings and alerts from Canadian securities regulators

Posted by Ken at 1/31/2014 12:55:00 PM | 0 Comment

Over the past couple of months, securities regulators from different provinces issued a number of Investor Alerts and warnings.  In this blog post, I have highlighted some recent alerts and warnings from regulators outside of BC. ... Read more

Category: Warning

In Your Community - February 2014

Posted by Ken at 1/30/2014 8:00:00 AM | 0 Comment

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

Category: Education,Seminars and outreach

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