When it comes to reporting investment fraud, that is?

Well, in British Columbia, your best bet is the BC Securities Commission.

Because when it comes to investment fraud, it is often the BCSC that can move rapidly to disrupt, stop and prevent fraud from claiming more victims by ordering a cease-trade in a suspicious investment or freezing assets or issuing an investor alert. It helps if we hear about the misconduct as soon as possible.

That’s a key reason for the ‘Be Fraud Aware’ campaign currently underway in BC as we work to raise awareness about investment fraud and how people can protect themselves through a province-wide communications and marketing campaign. Through advertising on TV, radio, newspapers and online, we are making people aware of the warning signs of fraud and importantly, encouraging them to report to us any suspicious investments that they come across.

So, report any suspicious investments to us at InvestRight.org or if you prefer, by calling our Inquiries group at 604-899-6854 (1-800-373-6393).

Your call can start the enforcement process necessary to stop a fraud.

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More Resources

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In Your Community – March 2013

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   Be Fraud Aware […]