Recognize and avoid financial fraud

When something is too good to be true, it probably is!

You've been offered an attractive investment opportunity? Here are 5 steps you should take before investing.

5 steps to avoid fraud

4 tips for better investments

You’ve been saving up your money for a number of years. It’s important to think about your investment priorities. Take some time to determine your investor profile by answering a few questions.

Read our 4 tips to consider before investing

Prevent financial fraud

Here’s a step-by-step guide you can use whenever you’re offered a financial product. It also helps you to spot 14 types of fraud so you save yourself a lot of headaches. You can order a paper copy of the brochure.

Red-flagging financial fraud (pdf - 7 MB)This link will open in a new windowUpdated on 23 October 2015

Our support and assistance service

If you think someone has tried to scam you or if you’re not sure about an offer you’ve been made, contact us. You can expect:

  • Our full attention
  • Confidentiality
  • Respect

Our Information Centre agents can answer your questions and assist you if necessary. Each year, we receive more than 20,000 calls from consumers and our teams deal with over 2,000 complaints or allegations of wrongdoing.

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Is your representative authorized to offer you the product?

Know what to do! Consult our register to check whether you’re dealing with a representative who is authorized to practise.

Consult our register

Investor warnings to help Québec consumers

The AMF issues investor warnings This link will open in a new window whenever Quebeckers are at risk of becoming victims of a fraud scheme. These investor warnings are based on information gathered by the AMF’s investigators or provided by investors and regulators from other provinces or countries.

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Every quarter, the AMF provides the general public with objective information about a variety of topics, such as personal finance, insurance and retirement planning, and its own activities.

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Report financial fraud

Are you a victim of fraud?

Does someone want to sell you a product and is not in the AMF register? Are you being promised returns that seem too good to be true? By providing us with your information, you can help stop fraud.

Assistance and complaints

In the event of fraud, you could be compensated

The financial services compensation fund may compensate victims of fraud who conduct business with insurance, mutual fund or scholarship plan representatives, claims adjusters or financial planners.


Contact our Information Centre

Do you have doubts about whether an investment offer is legal? Do you believe you’ve been a victim of financial fraud? Over 25 agents are available to help you.

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