The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is an independent Crown corporation that is responsible for regulating the capital markets in Ontario, and our mandate includes providing protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices.
If you think you may be a victim of an investment fraud or scam in Ontario, or if you would like to report potential unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, contact us:
We can answer inquiries in over 200 languages.
Monday to Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. Closed on statutory holidays.
You may leave a voicemail after hours, and we will return your call.
Some of the ways we can help you:
|Check the registration of any person or business trying to sell you an investment or give you investment advice|
|Answer questions about an investment product or service|
|Answer questions about the history of an adviser, financial representative, or company|
|Find out if an investment opportunity is legitimate|
|Explain your rights as an investor in Ontario|
|Understand investing basics and how to protect yourself against investment fraud|
|Report a possible investment fraud or scam|
|Know what to do if you believe you are a victim of investment fraud|
|Know what to do if you have a complaint about an investment product or service|
OSC Office of the Whistleblower
Read about the protections offered to whistleblowers, including confidentiality, the option to report anonymously and anti-reprisal measures.