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.
Every year, the BC Securities Commission hosts a half-day event to discuss and debate important issues facing Canadian regulators. In the past, we have had international and Canadian experts examine such topics as outcomes-focused securities regulation in action, regulatory and criminal securities’ enforcement, and the challenges facing Canadian investors in the 21st Century. This year Capital […]
In December 2013, the BC Securities Commission issued two settlements, three notices of hearing, and announced a Supreme Court of Canada decision upholding a commission panel’s decision. The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) released one settlement in December 2013 relating to a BC resident. The Mutual Fund Dealers Association did not release any […]