Red flags: - If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. - High returns on a low-risk investment. - One time offers. - Urgency to invest. - Sending money out of province or overseas.
What you can do: 1. Check registration of the person or company selling or advising about securities. The CSA National Registration Search is a simple and free tool for investors to use to check registration. 2. Check disciplinary history to find out if the person or company has broken regulatory rules in the past. It’s easy to do through the CSA cease trade orders database and the disciplined persons list. 3. Know what you’re investing in. 4. Read the company’s prospectus. 5. Read the resources below.
Call Securities Division If you have questions or concerns about investments, you can contact the Securities Division at 306-787-5645.