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Read information to help you avoid fraud and manage your investments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more

COVID-19 Information for BC Investors

The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has been declared an essential service, and remains committed to protecting investors and the integrity of the investment markets. The BCSC and InvestRight continue to offer investor education, fraud awareness information, and provide information about regulatory developments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stay up to Date With COVID-19-Related Investor Alerts

The BCSC and the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) warn the public about activities that may pose a risk to investors by releasing Investor Alerts. You can access InvestRight Alerts on the InvestRight blog.

The latest COVID-19-related investor alerts are listed below:

Importance of Fraud Awareness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Fraudsters seek to prey on people when they are vulnerable, such as during volatile economic periods. At this time, it’s especially important to be vigilant and know how to identify, reject, and report investment fraud. The following BCSC InvestRight resources will help you protect yourself and others:

  • Fraud Warning Signs – Learn how to identify the five common fraud warning signs.
  • Common Investment Scams – Understand common investment scams fraudsters use.
  • Fraud Prevention Guide – See if you can spot investment fraud, and learn how to report it.
  • Elder Financial Abuse – Older adults are most vulnerable when they’re isolated. While we’re isolating, it’s important to know how to recognize and act on the signs of elder financial abuse.
  • NASAA COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force – Read about actions taken by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) to disrupt hundreds of COVID-19-related schemes.

We’re Keeping Investors Informed

The InvestRight blog and newsletter are great ways to become more fraud aware and learn how you can make informed investing.

More Resources to Help you Navigate Investing During COVID-19

The links below provide access to trusted information from government organizations.

  • BCSC Corporate Website – Stay up to date with the latest from the BC Securities Commission.
  • CSA Website – Stay up to date with the latest from the Canadian Securities Administrators.

Canadian Federal Government

BC Government Links

Global Resources