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What is Investment Fraud?

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 tradinghigh-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.

Crypto Quiz

Test Your Crypto Asset Knowledge.

This quiz is designed to introduce you to the basics of crypto assets. It is not intended to provide investment or financial advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for such advice.

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain are the same thing.