Fraud warning signs

Know the warning signs of investment fraud.

No risk!

There’s no such thing as a guaranteed investment: the higher the returns, the higher the risk.

Profit like the pros!

These scams are pitched as opportunities known only to a select few. The scam artist convinces you that he or she has access to this inside information.

Offshore, tax free!

Fraudsters may try to convince you to move your money outside Canada to avoid taxes. They really want you to move it to an inaccessible offshore account.

Get in now!

Scam artists use this tactic to pressure you into making a quick decision. They suggest they have secret information about a company that the general public doesn’t have.

Your friends and family can't be wrong!

Scam artists target religious, ethnic, or close-knit groups by working their way into organizations and befriending members. This approach relies on the trust you place in the people you care about. But what works for them may not be right for you, so make sure your investments match your goals and financial situation.

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