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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

Social Media and Investing

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 1/29/2015 3:15:00 PM | 0 Comment

Social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn are accessible, interactive, mediums where dialogue can take place and information shared. These tools can provide benefits for investors looking for information about investing, but it can also provide opportunities for... Read more

Category: Warning,Education,Financial literacy

Five New Additions to BCSC's Investment Caution List

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 1/8/2015 3:45:00 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 five names that were added to the Investment Caution List between September and December 2014. The entities... Read more

Category: Scams,Warning,Enforcement

Eight new additions to the BCSC’s Investment Caution List

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 7/18/2014 12:35:00 PM | 0 Comment

The BC Securities Commission (BCSC) continues to proactively help protect British Columbia investors by publishing an Investment Caution List. In this blog post, we highlight some of the entities that came to our Enforcement Division’s attention over the past few... Read more

Category: Warning,Education

Be vigilant when answering e-mail subscription requests

Posted by eaddleman@bcsc.bc.ca at 7/10/2014 11:15:00 AM | 0 Comment

You may have noticed your e-mail inbox filling up with consent forms from companies and organizations that are conforming to the federal government’s new anti-spam legislation, which came into effect on July 1, 2014. This legislation, known as the Canadian... Read more

Category: Warning,Education

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