March is fraud prevention month
We’re all potential targets of fraudsters.
Despite the efforts of the AMF and its partners to combat financial fraud, scam artists continue to prey on Quebeckers. In 2018 alone, victims of fraud who contacted the AMF suffered losses totaling a little over $2.9 million. As March is fraud prevention month, the AMF is taking the opportunity to remind Quebeckers to do their homework and think before investing, especially through on-line trading platforms.
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.
Be cautious at any age
Seniors who’ve accumulated wealth or are vulnerable are potential targets for fraud.
Avoid Internet and social media fraud
The Internet provides scam artists with another gateway they can use to try to get money out of us. Be cautious on-line by following seven simple tips.
The AMF has extensive cybersurveillance expertise
With a team of nearly 100 experts and investigators, the AMF works with law enforcement agencies around the world to expose illegal on-line trading platforms. In this video This link will open in a new window (available in French only), our investigator Annie Leblanc warns you about one such platform. Watch it now!
Complaint,Whistlerblower program and Assistance
Are you a victim of fraud?
The AMF encourages anyone who realizes fraud has been committed against them to contact its Information Centre.
Assistance and Whistleblower Program
You’ve witnessed a fraud violation under the laws and regulations administered by the AMF? Report it to us. Any information you provide will be kept confidential and you’ll be protected against reprisals.End of the warning
Contact the AMF Information Centre for assistance and answers to your questions!
Do you suspect the legality of an investment offer or believe you’ve been a victim of financial fraud? Over 25 agents are available to help you.End of the Information
Do you know how to prevent fraud ?
Test your knowledge by answering these seven questions.
Are you up to the challenge?
The AMF publishes a warning list of websites and companies that solicit investors illegally. The list is updated regularly.
The AMF issues investor warnings whenever Quebeckers are at risk of becoming victims of a fraud scheme. You can also subscribe to receive AMF Investor WarningsThis link will open in a new window by e-mail.
Documentation and tools
- Red-flagging financial fraud (pdf - 2 MB)This link will open in a new windowUpdated on 23 October 2015
- Trust must be earned! (pdf - 1 MB)This link will open in a new windowUpdated on 15 September 2014
- Choosing an Investment Dealer or Representative (pdf - 3 MB)This link will open in a new windowUpdated on 22 August 2016