DON’T BE PART OF A

DON’T BE PART OF A

If you’re approached by someone about an investment opportunity - even if it’s someone you know and trust - make sure to check it out first.

Follow these four simple steps and ensure you’re not part of a fraud.

RECOGNIZE

Is that “opportunity” you heard about actually a fraud?
How can you recognize a fraud before you're part of it?

Answer these six questions and learn the warning signs of fraud.

TAKE THE QUIZ
1. Does the investment promise "high returns"?
Does it promise that you'll see those returns in a short period of time?
YES NO NOT SURE
1 of 6
Result: Careful!
You scored high.

It’s likely that something’s not quite right about this
“opportunity” you heard about.

Call us today and we can help you protect yourself.
1.800.373.6393

Submit a tip/report a concern online.

Result: GREAT WORK
BUT DON’T STOP HERE!

You’ve checked the opportunity against the warning signs of fraud but it’s only the first step in the due diligence process.

If you’re considering any investment, remember that you need to know if it’s suitable for you and meets your financial goals. A registered investment advisor can help you assess the investment “opportunity” to determine if it’s right for you.

Continue on to steps 2-4 and learn how you can further protect yourself from fraud. Visit our fraud awareness page

Result: Hmmmm. things are
still unclear.

It’s unclear whether this investment opportunity is on the “up and up.”
And that *could be* a sign that something’s not quite right.

Continue on to steps 2-4 and learn more about how you can recognize fraud.
Contact us if you’re still not sure.

Call 1-800-373-6393 or Submit a tip/report a concern online

RETAKE QUIZ

REJECT

Use the National Registration Search to check if an individual or firm is registered. If an opportunity comes from someone who’s not registered, contact the BCSC immediately.

REPORT

Something a little “off” about the opportunity?
Not sure whether you’ve encountered a fraud or not?
Think a company or individual has violated B.C. securities laws?

Don’t assume. Contact us today. 1.800.373.6393 OR
SUBMIT A TIP/COMPLAINT

We encourage you to report to us if you think a company or individual has violated the securities laws of British Columbia.

Please provide as much detail as possible in your submission.

REVIEW

Learn more about how you can educate and protect yourself—and everyone you know—against investment fraud.