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

Coquitlam February 19
2:00 pm
Telling the truth – Exposing affinity fraud
With Valley Chaplain Consultants (aka God’s Fraud Squad)
Hosted by Como Lake United Church
535 Marmont Street, Coquitlam
Call 604-931-8555 to reserve
All welcome

Abbotsford InvestRight seminar
February 10
Private event

Vancouver InvestRight seminar
February 22
Private event

Kamloops InvestRight seminar
February 24 & 25
Private events

We present to various service clubs such as Rotary, Probus, Newcomers, women’s groups, senior’s 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- Investor Education – Outreach
Email: [email protected]  
Phone: 604-899-6731 or toll free: 1-800-373-6393 

 

Suggested Reading

Seniors and Adults Over 50: Check Before You Invest

Investor Alert: Securities regulators warn of investments that encourage you to unlock your retirement savings

Common Barriers to Investing

More Resources

Investor Alert: Clients with online accounts at IDA member firms

This advisory is intended to alert clients with online accounts at Investment Dealers Association of Canada (IDA) Member firms of a potential security risk to these accounts August 24, 2006 (Toronto, Ontario) – The IDA’s Enforcement Department has received information from several sources that unauthorized persons have gained access to clients’ online trading accounts. Specifically how this […]

CISC report confirms investment fraud on the rise

The Criminal Intelligence Service of Canada (CISC) released its 2010 Report on Organized Crime. This year, it focuses on securities fraud.   The report confirms what we have been blogging about extensively.  The increased use of social networking sites to recruit victims and promoters combined with the economic downturn has produced more Ponzi and fraudulent investment schemes than […]