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

New Westminster
Be Fraud Aware
April 10
Private event


Be Fraud Aware
Hosted by the Burnaby Library
April 15 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
6100 Willingdon Street
The BC Securities Commission and the Better Business Bureau will talk about the top ten scams in BC including investment scams.
Free admission
To register call 604-436-5400

Grand Forks 

Be Fraud Aware seminar
April 18
Private event

Focus on Seniors Forum
Hosted by the City of Surrey
April 20 10:00 am- 3:00 pm
Fraser Heights Recreation Centre 10588-160th St. Surrey
This event is free for all seniors – focusing on a Korean speaking audience.
This forum will raise awareness of issues affecting seniors as well as provide valuable information about legal, safety and support resources available to seniors and their caregivers in Surrey.
Lunch will be provided. Lots of great prizes!
Seating is limited, so please register for Course # 4323338 at:
• 604-501-5100 (8:30 am- 4:30 pm) Monday- Friday)
• Any City of Surrey ‘s Community or Senior’s Centres
• www.surrey.ca/register


Be Fraud Aware
April 22
Private event


Be Fraud Aware
April 24
Private event


Be Fraud Aware
April 25
Private event


Be Fraud Aware
April 25
Private event

We present to various service clubs such as Rotary, Probus, Newcomers, women’s groups, seniors’ organizations, and other networks. If your group of 20 or more would like to have the BCSC come and present InvestRight, please contact:

Anne Rutherglen
Program Manager, Outreach
Communications & Education
Email:[email protected]
Phone: 604-899-6731 or toll free: 1-800-373-6393


Suggested Reading

Some scams just don’t go away

Fraud Prevention Month 2017: Your Questions Answered

Investment Caution List: 6 New Additions

More Resources

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