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 


Qualicum Probus Club  

Be Fraud Aware seminar

November 6

St. Stephens United Church 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach

Come for coffee & goodies at 9:00 am – meeting starts at 9:30

Cost: $5.00

No need to register – all welcome

Questions, call Marva Blackmore 250-594-3221



Focus on Seniors Forum

November 17

9:00 am- 3:00 pm

Guilford Recreation Centre 15102 -105 Avenue Surrey

This event is free for all seniors – focusing on a Mandarin speaking audience.

This forum will raise awareness of issues impacting 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 at:

  • 604-501-5100 ( 8:30 am – 4:30 pm) Monday – Friday)
  • Any City of Surrey Community or Seniors’ Centres
  • www.surrey.ca/register 



Be Fraud Aware seminar

Novemer 21, 2012
Hosted by City of Coquitlam 
Free seminar for those 50 years and older. Learn how to protect yourself from investment fraud.

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Dogwood Pavillion 624 Poirier Street
Contact: To reserve please call 604-927-6098



Be Fraud Aware

November 26

Private event


North Vancouver 

Be Fraud Aware

November 27

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:arutherglen [at] bcsc.bc.ca

Phone: 604-899-6731 or toll free: 1-800-373-6393


Suggested Reading

The Ins and Outs of ETFs

Spot Investment Scams: Investment Seminars

Arrests a reminder to investigate before you invest

More Resources

Be Wary of Investments that Encourage You to Unlock Your Retirement Savings

When considering an investment, be sure to understand what you are buying and make sure the person selling you the investment is registered.

BC Report Warns of Gap between Investor Attitudes and Behaviours

This RRSP season, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) is encouraging investors to make smarter decisions and learn more about the role they play when working with an investment advisor.