Recognizing a Scam

What are the red flags of fraud? Is the individual or firm selling securities or offering investment advice registered to do so?

Each year, one in 20 Canadians is a victim of fraud. Asking the right questions and doing some basic research can help you make an informed decision as to whether an investment is right for you.

Visit Checkfirst.ca to learn more about scams and for tools to help you do your research.   

Other resources:

Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association

ASC Reporting Issuer List

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

Competition Bureau

CSA Cease Trade Orders

CSA Disciplined List

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority