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BCSC Presents Be Fraud Aware: The Musical

[…] the public to recognize, reject and report it.” Visit BCSC InvestRight’s Fraud Prevention Month landing page at BeFraudAware.ca/fpm to become a smarter investor by learning to fraud proof yourself. On the customized page, you will find the Smarter Investor Quiz, the Fraudster Fighter Toolkit, Fraudster Exposed videos, and Spot Investment Scams checklists available for download. 

BCSC launches three-year InvestRight “Be Fraud Aware” campaign

It will come as no surprise that we continue to identify investment fraud as the greatest risk to BC investors, which is why we announced a three-year awareness campaign today to teach investors how to recognize and report fraud. Here are the facts. Research tells us that 48% of British Columbians have been approached […]

Affinity Fraud: BBB’s Top Financial Scam for 2013

[…] secret from those outside the group. As part of our Be Fraud Aware advertising campaign, we present a number of YouTube videos that feature David, an unscrupulous fraudster. In “Ponzi 101”, David explains how this type of investment scam works from his perspective. In reality, people find out about Ponzi schemes when the scam […]

Younger, FOMO-inclined Adults View Social Media as Source for Investment Tips

[…] seen a surge in potentially fraudulent schemes peddled on social media during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Doug Muir, the BCSC’s Director of Enforcement. “We also know that fraudsters put pressure on people to act quickly. It’s important to gather as much reliable information about an investment as you can before putting your money into […]

Investing FAQs

Home > Search results for ‘ Identify Frauds’ > Page 3 The questions and answers on this page are common questions BC Securities Commission (BCSC) Contact Centre staff field in their daily work. If you want to follow up on one of these questions, contact BCSC Contact Centre. Most Commonly Asked Questions How do I invest in […]

Introduction to Investing in British Columbia

[…] investors with their questions regarding advisors or investments. Telephone: 604-899-6854 or 1-800-373-6393 (toll free across Canada) Email: [email protected] BCSC Contact Centre staff can help you: Check if your investment advisor is registered. Identify the self-regulatory organization responsible for overseeing an investment firm. Research a public or private company. Understand a cease trade order or other administrative sanction imposed by […]

Elder Financial Abuse

Home > Search results for ‘ Identify Frauds’ > Page 3 Elder financial abuse is the most common form of elder abuse. It is defined as the unlawful or unauthorized use of an elderly person’s financial assets. It is also the act of pressuring an elder to authorize consent or use of their financial assets. Understanding Elder […]

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