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Spot the signs of illegal investment opportunities

Spot the signs of illegal investment opportunities

Never judge a book by its cover - fraud can be deceiving. That is why it is very important to spot the warning signs of illegal investment opportunities, some of which may include but not limited to:

  • Unlicensed investment professionals promoting investment opportunities
  • Aggressive sellers who may provide exaggerated or false credentials
  • Offers that sound “too good to be true”
  • Investments that require payment via credit card, gift card or wiring money abroad or to a personal account
  • Investment venture promising high rates of return in a very short period of time
  • Programmes involving lack of transparency
  • Use of manipulative sales practices or pushy sales tactics such as the intimidation or non-traditional payment choices
  • Use of clever wording or hidden terms and conditions
  • Falsified information on your account application
  • Promoters preying on your membership in a certain group

Diligence is your antidote to the manipulative and deceitful sales practices used to commit investment fraud.  Trust your instinct.  Intuition does not lie. For more helpful tips, see our previously published advisory.