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 inqu[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.
Investor Alert: BC and Alberta securities regulators issue warning after reports of a suspicious investment scheme operating in the two provinces
January 25, 2007 Vancouver – The British Columbia Securities Commission and the Alberta Securities Commission have reports about a scheme being offered at free, public seminars at which people are introduced to a way to participate in extraordinary investment returns with references to money moving offshore and Canadian tax avoidance – some of the Red […]
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day occurs every June 15, and June 2 to June 8 is Seniors’ Week in BC. In order to bring attention to the issue of financial abuse of seniors, we are running a series of blog posts this month. In this post, I will talk about how to identify and […]