Protect Yourself Against Investment Fraud

Protect yourself against FraudDid you know that 27% of Canadians believe that they have been approached with a possible investment scam at some point in their life? Or that over half of all investment fraud victims lost all the money they invested in the scam?

Investment fraud is more common than you might think. And that’s why it’s important to learn how not to become a victim.

Is it too good to be true?

The Manitoba Securities Commission has launched Recognize Investment Fraud, a campaign designed to help you identify the signs of investment fraud and what you can do to protect yourself against becoming a victim.

Couple victims of investment fraud

Any investment that looks too good to be true probably is.

The campaign outlines some of the red flags that you should watch for, and lets you test your investor knowledge with a short quiz. Take the quiz to be entered to win an iPad mini or an iPod touch.

More tips:

  • Be cautious when providing personal information over the phone.
  • Do the research on the investment opportunity through this resource.
  • Protect yourself against identity theft with this helpful information.

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