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Eight new additions to the BCSC’s Investment Caution List

Posted by 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 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

New additions to the BCSC’s Investment Caution List

Posted by Ken at 4/17/2014 2:30:00 PM | 0 Comment

The BC Securities Commission (BCSC) continues to take a proactive approach to help protect BC investors by publishing entities engaging in unregistered activity or promoting unqualified securities in the province to the Investment Caution List. In this blog post, we... Read more

Category: Warning,Education

Top Ten Scams highlight new media schemes

Posted by at 2/28/2014 12:55:00 PM | 0 Comment

March is Fraud Prevention Month, and the BC Securities Commission’s InvestRight program is proud to be a partner in the Top Ten Scams campaign. This year is the 10th year of the campaign, which is a multi organizational partnership, that... Read more

Category: Scams,Warning

Warnings and alerts from Canadian securities regulators

Posted by Ken at 1/31/2014 12:55:00 PM | 0 Comment

Over the past couple of months, securities regulators from different provinces issued a number of Investor Alerts and warnings. In this blog post, I have highlighted some recent alerts and warnings from regulators outside of BC. ... Read more

Category: Warning

Norex Trade Advisors and Fortress Global Markets added to ICL

Posted by Ken at 9/20/2013 2:20:00 PM | 0 Comment

BCSC staff recently added Norex Trading Advisors and Fortress Global Markets to the Investment Caution List (ICL) after becoming aware of the two websites. On its website, Norex Trading Advisors offers a trading platform for trading foreign exchange (Forex) contracts... Read more

Category: Warning

BCSC and AMF caution against online binary options trading platforms

Posted by Ken at 8/16/2013 12:45:00 PM | 0 Comment

BCSC staff placed,, and on its Investment Caution List (ICL) on Aug. 7, 2013. The websites offer online trading platforms for binary options, a type of investment product that trade in currency markets. The... Read more

Category: Warning

Be on the lookout for social media and e-mail scams

Posted by Ken at 7/25/2013 9:00:00 AM | 0 Comment

In this blog post, I will be writing about a surge in stock spam and how social media is being used to update an old scam that has been used to take money from older people for years. Pump and... Read more

Category: Scams,Warning

Recent investor warnings from North American securities regulators

Posted by Ken at 7/12/2013 10:40:00 AM | 0 Comment

In June and July, the New Brunswick and Ontario Securities Commissions warned people not to invest with EquityStar Momentum Growth Fund after residents in both provinces received e mails about an investment opportunity. EquityStar Momentum Growth Fund is not registered... Read more

Category: Scams,Warning

CRA tax scam warning and news from regulators

Posted by Ken at 4/19/2013 1:15:00 PM | 0 Comment

With the April 30 tax deadline closing in, we are reminding people to be on the lookout for tax scams. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) publishes a webpage with the top five tax scams, warning that these are illegal... Read more

Category: Warning,Education

Felmina Alliance and Corolla Financial added to caution list

Posted by Ken at 4/12/2013 12:45:00 PM | 0 Comment

On April 2, 2013, the Manitoba Securities Commission warned investors about Felmina Alliance, a “high yield investment” scheme offered through a website and purportedly operating out of New York and or Panama.    The MSC issued the alert because... Read more

Category: Warning,Enforcement

UK fraud campaign and investor protection information from regulators

Posted by Ken at 1/24/2013 10:05:00 AM | 0 Comment

  This week’s post is a collection of investment fraud warnings from regulatory authorities in Canada and the United Kingdom. Investment Fraud video from the UK As you may already know, we are running a province wide Be Fraud Aware campaign... Read more

Category: Scams,Warning,Education

Affinity Fraud: BBB’s Top Financial Scam for 2013

Posted by Ken at 1/15/2013 11:35:00 AM | 0 Comment

Today, the Better Business Bureau of Mainland BC (BBB) announced the Top Ten Scams to watch out for this year. Topping the list of financial scams is affinity fraud, a type of scam that often ends up being a... Read more

Category: Warning,Education

Investor Alert: BCSC issues warning about Flag Resources (1985) Limited

Posted by Ken at 12/18/2012 9:55:00 AM | 0 Comment

Vancouver The British Columbia Securities Commission is warning the public not to purchase shares or other securities of Flag Resources (1985) Limited, a mining company that has been cease traded in British Columbia since 2006. Buying or selling any... Read more

Category: Warning,Alert

Investor Alert: BCSC issues warning about Pegasus Pharmaceuticals Group

Posted by Ken at 10/15/2012 7:45:00 PM | 0 Comment

The British Columbia Securities Commission is warning the public about Pegasus Pharmaceuticals Group Inc. (Pegasus) and its associated companies • Careseng Cancer Institute Inc.• Pegasus BioPark (Dalian) Co., Ltd.Pegasus has been offering Pegasus bonds and debentures through its... Read more

Category: Warning,Alert


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