Cyber-surveillance - AMF takes action against solicitations

Securities Investor warnings - News

Montréal - The Autorité des marchés financiers ("AMF") cautions Québec consumers about solicitations conducted by Jean-François RoyThe respondent Jean-François Roy should not be confused with Jean-François Roy who holds certificate 129 793 in accident and sickness insurance with JF Roy Inc. and Sécurigroupe Inc., nor with Jean-François Roy who holds certificate 178 808 in insurance of persons with Services d'assurance I.G. Inc. and is registered as a dealing representative (mutual fund dealer) with Investors Group Financial Services Inc., who are not targeted by these proceedings through on-line ads. He has been seeking lenders or investors to raise funds for the purpose of trading on derivatives and securities markets via his personal account or self-directed accounts held by these lenders or investors.

Jean-François Roy is not registered with the AMF. He is therefore not authorized to solicit Québec consumers for the purpose of investments in derivatives or securities.

To ensure compliance with the law and protect the public, the AMF has asked the Bureau de décision et de révision (the "Bureau") to issue prohibition orders and administrative penalties against Jean-François Roy.

The solicitations were uncovered through AMF cyber-surveillance. If you notice similar ads or believe you have been targeted by similar offers, contact the AMF Information Centre.

Reminder to investors
The AMF reminds investors of five easy steps to help them determine possible fraud. Go to our website to learn how to avoid fraudulent schemes.

The Autorité des marchés financiers (the AMF) is the regulatory and oversight body for Québec's financial sector.

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