Spot the red flags
Even the most sophisticated and well-orchestrated investment scams usually present red flags – you just need to know what to look for and to stay alert to anything that doesn’t feel right.
Knowledge is power
Odd out in the world is worth a laugh. Odd in your finances, not so much. Whether you’re looking to learn about the basics of investing or more complex topics like what to ask when choosing an adviser, we’ve got a wealth of information designed to help you make informed investment decisions.
Check out our videos
We’ve created a full library of videos ranging from Investing 101 with award-winning author and expert Kelley Keehn to a series on recognizing and avoiding common investments scams. Kick back, relax and learn.
About CheckFirst and the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC)
CheckFirst was created as part of the ASC’s mission to educate and empower investors to make safe and informed decisions about investments. The ASC aims to be a practical, intelligent, best-in-class regulator and strives to protect investors from improper, misleading or fraudulent practices. The Securities Act (Alberta) ensures that Alberta’s capital market works for participants and that investors have timely, accurate information on which to base their investment decisions. It also ensures that those who sell securities in Alberta are registered and that they conduct themselves according to applicable laws and professional standards.