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BCSC Adds 13 New Entities to the Investment Caution List

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 4/28/2016 2:05:00 PM | 0 Comment

The BC Securities Commission (BCSC) proactively helps protect British Columbia (BC) investors by publishing an Investment Caution List. In this blog post, we highlight thirteen names that we added to the Investment Caution List between February... Read more

Category: Warning,Enforcement

NASAA’s Annual List of Top Five Investor Threats

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 4/14/2016 12:50:00 PM | 0 Comment

Every year, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) releases an annual list of the top five threats to investors. NASAA determines its list by surveying state and provincial securities regulators to find out... Read more

Category: Scams,Warning

Spot Investment Scams: Investment Ads

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 4/4/2016 12:30:00 PM | 0 Comment

Fraudsters often use newspapers, TV, radio, billboards, tradeshow booths, and seminars to promote fraudulent investments. Watch the BC Securities Commission’s new Spot Investment Scams video illustrating the risks of investing in an investment promotion without conducting research and due diligence... Read more

Category: Advisors,Products,Scams,Warning,Financial literacy

CSA alerts Canadians: Beware binary options platforms

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 3/23/2016 2:40:00 PM | 0 Comment

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) are increasingly concerned about the growth in the number of websites promoting offshore binary options trading platforms that are targeting Canadians. The CSA wants to make it clear: no business is currently registered or authorized... Read more

Category: Advisors,Warning,Education

Manitoba Securities Commission Alert and Three New Additions to BCSC’s Investment Caution List

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 1/29/2016 2:05:00 PM | 0 Comment

The BC Securities Commission (BCSC) proactively helps protect British Columbia (BC) investors by publishing an Investment Caution List.... In this blog post, we discuss an alert published by the Manitoba Securities Commission and highlight three names... Read more

Category: Warning

NASAA Alert: Third-Party Asset Recovery Firms

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 12/10/2015 11:05:00 AM | 0 Comment

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is warning investors about third-party asset recoveryschemes. The NASAA advisory urges investors to use caution if approached by companies promising to help recover their money lost... Read more

Category: Scams,Warning

Investor Alert: Canadian Securities Regulators issue warning about messaging applications being used to entice investors

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 10/20/2015 1:05:00 PM | 0 Comment

The securities regulatory authorities in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan are warning the public about fraudulent stock promotions that use popular smart phone messaging applications like WhatsApp to generate investor interest. Like... Read more

Category: Warning,Education

Spot Investment Scams: Investment Seminars

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 9/17/2015 11:30:00 AM | 0 Comment

The atmosphere at investment seminars can be charged and exciting, and once you are there, it can be difficult to avoid the high-pressure sales tactics. Watch BCSC InvestRight’s fourth video in its Spot Investment Scam Series to see how easy... Read more

Category: Warning,Education,Seminars and outreach

Four New Additions to the Investment Caution List

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 9/11/2015 11:25:00 AM | 0 Comment

The BC Securities Commission (BCSC) proactively helps protect British Columbia (BC) investors by publishing an Investment Caution List.... In this blog post, we highlight four names that we added to the Investment Caution... Read more

Category: Warning,Enforcement

Fraud Warning Signs: Be Aware Before Investing

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 7/30/2015 11:00:00 AM | 0 Comment

Before committing to any investment opportunity, it is important to be aware of critical fraud warning signs so that you don’t fall prey to a scam artist. If an investment you are interested in has the characteristics of one of... Read more

Category: Scams,Warning,Education

Fourteen New Additions to the Investment Caution List

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 5/29/2015 3:10:00 PM | 0 Comment

The BC Securities Commission (BCSC) proactively helps protect British Columbia investors by publishing an Investment Caution List. In this blog post, we highlight fourteen names that were added to the Investment Caution List between January and May 2015. In March... Read more

Category: Warning,Enforcement

BCSC Seeks to Return Funds Lost in Shantz Case

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 3/19/2015 11:45:00 AM | 0 Comment

The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) today announced that it will notify investors who lost money as a result of investing with Canadian Pacific Consulting and Michael Robert Shantz to make an application for compensation. The funds ($131,781.34)... Read more

Category: Warning,Enforcement

Investor Alert: Unregistered Binary Option Platforms

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 3/10/2015 11:10:00 AM | 0 Comment

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) are warning investors to exercise caution when considering an investment in binary options. The CSA has become aware of multiple websites promoting binary options trading platforms that are soliciting Canadians. Many of these websites are... Read more

Category: Warning,Financial literacy

BC Securities Commission launches Fraudster Fighter Tool Kit

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 3/6/2015 9:25:00 AM | 0 Comment

In support of Fraud Prevention Month, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) launched its "Fraudster Fighter Tool Kit", an investor protection resource available on befraudaware.ca. The Tool Kit contains links to the BCSC's Be Fraud Aware mobile app, guides... Read more

Category: Scams,Warning,Education,Enforcement,Financial literacy,Research

BCSC Enforcement Roundup - January 2015

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 2/6/2015 3:35:00 PM | 0 Comment

Every month we release an Enforcement Roundup blog that highlights all of the notable securities law decisions relating to BC residents in the previous month. We cover our completed regulatory cases and report on other self-regulatory organization’s decisions when pertinent... Read more

Category: Warning,Enforcement,Financial literacy

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