The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) recently added six entities to the Investment Caution List (ICL).
Unregistered Companies Accepting Funds from BC Residents
The BCSC became aware of six businesses not registered to trade in, or advise on, securities or exchange contracts in BC. These companies accepted funds from British Columbia residents for trading.
HB Global claims to be an investment firm that invests client funds in the derivatives market.
BTM Global Investment purports to offer high returns through investments in the cryptocurrency market.
LM Swiss Direct Ltd. purported to trade in binary options.
International Derivatives Group purports to trade in the OTC derivatives market and claims to have a branch office in Toronto, Ontario.
Fxtradex claims to be an online binary options trading platform provider.
ProActive Trade claims to be based in Zurich, Switzerland, and offered an online trading platform.
Report a Concern
If you have any concerns about a person or company offering an investment opportunity, please contact BCSC Inquiries at 604-899-6854 or 1-800-373-6393 or through e-mail at [email protected]. You can also file a complaint or submit a tip anonymously using the BCSC’s online complaint form.
The BCSC's Enforcement Division is seeing a large number of websites targeting investors with packaged cryptocurrency or forex products that feature common fraud warning signs.