The BC Securities Commission (BCSC) proactively helps protect British Columbia (BC) investors by publishing an Investment Caution List.

In this blog post, we highlight four names that we added to the Investment Caution List between June and August 2015.

None of the entities listed below are registered to trade in, or advise on, securities or exchange contracts in BC:

Imperial Options provides an on-line platform for trading binary options. BCSC became aware of Imperial Options when a BC resident was able to open an account with the firm.

Bloomfunding, purportedly a division of Bloom Energy Resources Inc. (also known as Bloomenergy), solicited BC residents to buy shares of Bloom Energy and instructed them to send the funds to a bank account in Toronto, Ontario.

Bulls & Bears Traders / Bulls and Bears LLC (BnB) purports to have an office in BC and offers investment opportunities with high returns that vary depending on the package purchased. BCSC became aware that a BC resident was able to open an account to invest with BnB.

Broker Capital, which claims to have an office in Belize City, Belize, offers an on-line forex trading platform. The BCSC became aware that Broker Capital made unsolicited telephone calls to BC residents, to open an account with the firm.

If you have any questions about any of the companies listed on our Investment Caution List, please contact BCSC Inquiries at 604-899-6854 or 1-800-373-6393 (toll free), or through email at [email protected].

Suggested Reading

BCSC releases its National Report Card on Youth Financial Literacy

InvestRight 2017 Year-in-Review

Hedge funds beware

More Resources

Answers to a few questions asked at InvestRight Seminar on Vancouver Island

Last month, a colleague and I presented the BCSC’s Investright seminar to a group of 50 retired business and professional people in Ladysmith BC. We discussed tips on how people could protect themselves from fraud and how to avoid unsuitable investment products. Investor questions When we participate in events or give seminars, there are always […]

Genius Funds hearing at BC Securities Commission, April 7, 2010

I have written a great deal about Genius Funds since we issued a Notice of Hearing on February 12, 2010. The hearing took place in Vancouver and the Commission issued permanent orders again Genius Funds.  No one representing Genius Funds appeared on its behalf. As I emphasized in my last blog, BCSC did not shut down the website. It […]