Find out how to recognize, reject, and report investment fraud.
Investment fraud happens when someone tries to get you to make an investment decision based on false or misleading information. It can be difficult to spot, especially online – so look for signs like unregistered trading, high-pressure sales tactics, or promises to get rich quickly. To protect yourself and your loved ones, remember the three R’s – Recognize, Reject, and Report.
Recognize Investment Fraud
Investment fraud comes in many forms and can be quite sophisticated. Knowing the five key fraud warning signs is one of the steps you can take to protect yourself.
Reject Investment Fraud
Sometimes, the best investment is the one you don’t make. Doing your due diligence, conducting proper background checks, and researching investment offers will put you in a better position to reject a fraudulent investment.
Report Investment Fraud
You can report suspicious activity by emailing [email protected] or calling 604-899-6854 or 1-800-373-6393 (toll-free across Canada). In some cases, we offer cash rewards for Whistleblower tips on investment fraud and other market misconduct.