What is Investment Fraud?

Find out how to recognize, reject, and report a suspected investment fraud.

To help protect yourself and your loved ones when doing research about an investment, just remember the three R’s – Recognize, Reject, and Report. You can report any suspicious activity to the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) anonymously using the BCSC’s online complaint form or by contacting BCSC Inquiries at [email protected].

How to Recognize Investment Fraud

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.

How to Reject Investment Fraud

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.

How to Report Investment Fraud

Take the time to bring suspicious activity to the attention of the BCSC by contacting our Inquiries team. You can report suspicious activity anonymously through the online complaint form. Remember to keep records in case you need to make a complaint or take legal action.