Government of Saskatchewan
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority

* Video adapted from the B.C. Securities Commission's fraud awareness campaign



Protect yourself against fraud.
Scam artists are cunning and use many tactics to take peoples hard-earned money.

Don’t be fooled by promises of great returns and limited to no risk.

Common investment scams:
 
• Ponzi/Pyramid Schemes
• Investment Seminars
• Unsolicited Email or Call
• Forex Scam
• Offshore Investments
• Retirement Account Scam

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.



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