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Investment Fraud Explained

To help protect yourself and your loved ones when doing research about an investment, just remember the three R’s – Recognize, Reject, and Report. You can report any suspicious activity to the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) anonymously using the BCSC’s online complaint form or by contacting BCSC Inquiries at [email protected].


Fraudsters are good at what they do. The assurances they make are the lies that they tell. By learning and recognizing these five warning signs, you will be in a better position to reject a fraudulent investment.


Recognizing warning signs is only one of the steps on the way to protecting yourself. However, you also have to reject those promises and then report people who make them.


Take the time to bring suspicious activity to the attention of the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) by contacting BCSC Inquiries. You can report suspicious activity anonymously through the Report a Concern form. Remember to keep records in case you need to make a complaint or take legal action.