Time and time again, we hear the reasons for not reporting: it is too difficult; I do not know who to report it to; I am too embarrassed; I am too ashamed; I signed a confidentiality agreement…the list goes on and on.

The benefits of reporting far exceed the reasons not to. So please look for the investment fraud warning signs, and report to us anything you think is suspicious – whether it involves you, your family, or your friends.

There are a variety of ways you can report suspicious activity that involves the buying and selling of securities.

We make it as easy as possible for anyone to report to us.

  • You can phone our inquiries line 604-899-6854 or 1-800-373-6393. You will be able to talk to one of our staff to outline your concerns. You can report anonymously, or you can give us your contact information so our investigators can follow-up with you.
  • You can fill out a complaint form and email it to [email protected]
  • You can respond to our blog in the form of a comment, and we will follow-up to get more information.
  • You can fill out Report a Scam and simply click on the submit button and it will go right to our Inquiries Group.

Suggested Reading

How Do You Know What’s REAL: Look for Advice

Investing in the Private Placement Market

Fund Facts for mutual funds

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