March 09, 2016 12:00 am | Author: investright

In support
of Fraud Prevention Month, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) today
surprised Victoria residents with a spontaneous live musical performance
highlighting the dangers of investment fraud.


only as a free coffee and tea giveaway at Murchie’s Tea & Coffee courtesy
of the BCSC, patrons were surprised by a performance of “Be Fraud Aware: The
Musical” – a two minute song about how to protect yourself from investment
fraud, performed live in the teashop.

“We want
people to remember the warning signs of fraud, as well as some other actions
they can take to protect their hard-earned savings, and a song is a fun way to
do that,” said Pamela McDonald, Director of Communications and Education for
the BCSC.

“Be Fraud
Aware, The Musical” also included a surprise appearance by Mark Donnelly,
Canadian anthem singer for the Vancouver Canucks.


“We chose
Victoria because of the prevalence of retirees and pre-retirees, two
demographics that are especially vulnerable to fraud,” added McDonald. “The
BCSC sees the devastating impact caused by investment fraud up close, and our
Be Fraud Aware campaign is designed to raise awareness and empower the public
to recognize, reject and report it.”

Visit BCSC
InvestRight’s Fraud Prevention Month landing page at BeFraudAware.ca/fpm to become a smarter
investor by learning to fraud proof yourself. On the customized page, you will
find the Smarter Investor Quiz, the Fraudster Fighter Toolkit, Fraudster
Exposed videos, and Spot Investment Scams checklists available for download. 


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