While not all of the items on the list involve investments, it’s a good idea to have a look at the BBB’s resource to protect yourself from various types of scams.
Binary Options Scams
“These binary options scams are simply a way for fraudsters to take money from victims,” said Muir.
See the full story on binary options and other Top 10 Scams on CTV News Vancouver.
March is Fraud Prevention Month
The event kicked off the BCSC’s Fraud Prevention Month public awareness campaign. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be in the news and on social media encouraging the public to run a background check on their investment advisor, learn the Fraud Warning Signs, and stay away from binary options.
If you have any concerns about a person or company offering an investment opportunity, please contact BCSC Inquiries at 604-899-6854 or 1-800-373-6393 or through e-mail at [email protected]. You can also file a complaint or submit a tip anonymously using BCSC’s online complaint form.
InvestRight.org is the British Columbia Securities Commission’s investor education website.
BC Securities Enforcement Roundup – January 2013 In January 2013, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) issued three notices of hearing, two temporary orders, one liability decision and one sanction decision. During January 2013, the MFDA released one liability decision and one liability and sanction decision relating to BC residents. We’ve included […]
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 protect themselves when investing. Where we are this month North Vancouver InvestRight seminar January 10, […]