Pump and dump scams

In a typical “pump and dump” scam, a fraudster offers you what appears to be an incredible deal on a stock, described as a once-in-a-lifetime investment. Follow these tips to avoid and report the fraud.

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7 signs of financial elder abuse

Everyone has a role to play in identifying and preventing financial elder abuse. The following are signs to watch for, that it could be happening to an older person you know.

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OSC Inquiries and Contact Centre

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.

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Boiler room scams

Investment scams are often pulled off by a team of people who set up a makeshift office, called a “boiler room”.

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Be cautious with celebrity endorsements

Famous people are often used to promote products and services or to help raise awareness for events or special causes. Increasingly, some celebrities are endorsing investments or products marketed as investments.

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How to report fraud

If you think you may have been a victim of investment fraud in Ontario, contact the OSC as soon as you can so we can review the situtation.

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Identity theft

Identity theft is when someone uses your personal information – such as credit card number, social insurance number, or other info – to commit fraud.

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Affinity fraud

Fraudsters will use their targets’ group identity to gain their trust. Once they have established strong relationships, they convince people to invest in their scheme.

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8 common investment scams

Know the common investment scams circulating so you can recognize them and be safe with your money.

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