Protect Your Money
To help protect yourself and your loved ones when doing research about an investment, just remember the three R’s — Recognize, Reject and Report
Fraudsters are good at what they do. The assurances they make are the lies that they tell. By learning and recognizing these five warning signs, you will be in a better position to reject a fraudulent investment.
Recognizing warning signs is only one of the steps on the way to protecting yourself. However, you also have to reject those promises and then report people who make them.
Even if you are not considering an investment or haven’t given your money to the person selling the investment, take the time to bring suspicious activity to the attention of the BC Securities Commission by contacting BCSC Inquiries. You can report suspicious activity anonymously through the Report a Scam form. Remember to keep records in case you need to make a complaint or take legal action.