Investment fraud prevention: Tips for staying safe in a post-pandemic world

Are you 55 years of age or older and want to learn how to protect yourself from investment fraud?

Here are some tips courtesy of the Alberta Securities Commision that can help protect you and your finances from investment fraud.

  1. Do not share your personal financial information with people you just met. Also, do not share personal financial information with someone who presents you with an investment opportunity but is instilling fear and anxiety in regard to investing.
  2. Do not share personal financial information with people you have just met and who have quickly wanted to know about your finances.
  3. Do not invest with an unregistered investor. If you want to confirm that an investment or investor is registered, please visit or phone the Alberta Securities Commision at 1-877-355-4488.
  4. Do not buy into investments that have ‘exclusive offers’ or pressure you into making a quick decision.

To learn more about investment fraud prevention, you can visit

This article was originally published on the Alberta Securities Commission’s (ASC) investor education website The ASC is the regulatory agency responsible for administering the province’s securities laws. It is entrusted with fostering a fair and efficient capital market in Alberta and protecting investors. As a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators, the ASC works to improve, coordinate and harmonize the regulation of Canada’s capital markets.

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