Now you can attend a fraud awareness seminar from BCSC InvestRight without leaving home.
The new Investment Fraud Explained seminar video brings our fictional fraudster, David, and empowered investor, Jean, together with felt markers and a whiteboard to illustrate (literally!) how you can Recognize, Reject, and Report investment fraud.
It’s education and entertainment in one. And, you can watch it all in a single 10-minute sitting, or take your time and watch the three parts separately. Either way, you’ll learn valuable lessons that will help you fraud proof yourself and become a more empowered investor—not just during Fraud Prevention Month every March, but any time of the year.
- When you Recognize the warning signs of investment fraud, you can protect yourself from scammers who try to gain your trust, whether they make up a fake investment scheme, create a bogus company, or join your church or club to get to know you better.
- When you learn how to Reject investment fraud, you can avoid risky sales situations that may make you more vulnerable to fraudulent offers.
- When you know how important it is to Report investment fraud, you won’t hesitate to contact us with real-time tips that could help stop fraudsters in their tracks.
If you have questions or concerns regarding an investment opportunity, please contact BCSC Inquiries at 604-899-6854 or 1-800-373-6393 or through e-mail at [email protected].
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