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Fans Take a Shot at Fraud at Canucks Open Practice

Posted by Ken at 4/3/2014 10:00:00 AM | 0 Comment

We had a fantastic time down at Rogers Arena on March 22, giving everyone a chance to Take a Shot at Fraud during the Canucks Open Practice. With 6000+ Canucks fans in the arena, more than 1000 kids and parents... Read more

Category: Misc.,Scams

BCSC launches contest for Fraud Prevention Month and hosts Canucks Open Practice

Posted by Ken at 3/3/2014 12:10:00 PM | 0 Comment

In recognition of Fraud Prevention Month, the British Columbia Securities Commission today launched “Take a Shot at Fraud”, an online contest where participants can test their fraud awareness and enter to win a signed Canucks jersey, two tickets to a... Read more

Category: Misc.,Education

BCSC educates companies about BC’s money raising rules

Posted by Ken at 11/29/2013 1:00:00 PM | 0 Comment

The BC Securities Commission is reaching out to small businesses around the province with new online materials and province wide presentations aimed at informing small businesses about BC’s capital raising rules. The BCSC’s publication, Capital Raising for Small Business, is... Read more

Category: Misc.,Seminars and outreach

InvestRight on RJ1200’s Gup Shup with Shushma Datt

Posted by Ken at 12/13/2012 9:50:00 AM | 0 Comment

  A couple of weeks ago, Gary, a BCSC inquiries officer, was a guest on Shushma Datt’s afternoon talk show, Gup Shup. Gary, who has been listening to Shushma since he was a young boy, spoke about our Be Fraud... Read more

Category: Misc.,Education

Financial Literacy: Don’t get caught up in the Black Friday frenzy

Posted by Ken at 11/22/2012 3:00:00 PM | 0 Comment

  This year, I’ve noticed there are a lot of Canadian retailers jumping on the Black Friday bandwagon. For example, an article in yesterday’s Globe and Mail detailed the different deals stores in Canada are offering to keep customers from... Read more

Category: Misc.,Education

Some tips on increasing your investing literacy

Posted by Ken at 11/16/2012 2:30:00 PM | 0 Comment

With November being financial literacy month, I thought it would be a good time to point out a few things you can do to become a more confident investor.   Stay informed  Newspapers, magazines, and websites offer an abundance of... Read more

Category: Misc.,Education

BCSC Chair speaks to Vancouver Board of Trade

Posted by Ken at 11/2/2012 9:25:00 AM | 0 Comment

  On Tuesday, Brenda Leong, the BCSC Chair & CEO, gave a speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade entitled  Inspiring Investor Confidence  Building competitive and innovative capital markets in BC.     In the speech, Leong talked about how the BCSC... Read more

Category: Misc.

In your community – November 2012

Posted by Ken at 11/1/2012 10:20:00 AM | 0 Comment

BCSC staff ambassadors tour the province, helping people to protect themselves from fraud and unsuitable investments. Our goal is to enable BC investors to develop critical thinking skills so they can become more informed of steps they should take to... Read more

Category: Misc.,Education

BC Securities Commission launches new saveSMART InvestRight program

Posted by Ken at 10/25/2012 10:15:00 AM | 2 Comments

The BC Securities Commission has developed a new financial literacy outreach program, saveSMART InvestRight, which teaches practical money management for the 18 to 80 set. The BCSC is launching saveSMART to mark November as Financial Literacy Month.“saveSMART is a... Read more

Category: Misc.,Education

Canadian securities regulators release 2012 Investor Index

Posted by Ken at 10/16/2012 9:05:00 AM | 0 Comment

  The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today released the 2012 CSA Investor Index, the third survey on investment knowledge, investor behaviour and incidence of investment fraud among Canadians. The previous two surveys were conducted in 2006 and 2009.Key findings this year... Read more

Category: Misc.,Education

Speaking to the Fraud Examiners

Posted by Patricia at 10/3/2012 10:30:00 AM | 4 Comments

  Last week, I spoke to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the world’s largest anti fraud organization and premier provider of anti fraud training and education. There is no more appropriate a group for a preview of the second... Read more

Category: Misc.

Test your investment fraud awareness

Posted by Ken at 9/7/2012 8:55:00 AM | 0 Comment

In the spirit of back to school, we thought it would be a good time to point people to some tools they can use to test on their fraud awareness.   Take the Fraud Challenge    In March, we launched The... Read more

Category: Misc.,Education

In your community – September 2012

Posted by Ken at 8/31/2012 10:05:00 AM | 0 Comment

  BCSC staff ambassadors tour the province, helping people to protect themselves from fraud and unsuitable investments. Our goal is to enable BC investors to develop critical thinking skills so they can become more informed of steps they should take... Read more

Category: Misc.,Education

Reporting to the BCSC

Posted by Patricia at 8/17/2012 12:00:00 PM | 0 Comment

  Time and time again, we hear the reasons for not reporting  it is too difficult I do not know who to report it to I am too embarrassed I am too ashamed I signed a confidentiality agreement…the list goes... Read more

Category: Misc.,Scams

Canadian Investors: more vulnerable to investment fraud than ever

Posted by Patricia at 8/10/2012 9:20:00 AM | 0 Comment

Recent surveys indicate that Canadians are very unhappy with low returns, low interest rates and market volatility, for which there appears to be no light at the end of the tunnel.  Investors don’t know what to do with their... Read more

Category: Misc.,Scams

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