If you invest and something goes wrong

What are my rights?

If I'm a victim of an investment scam, can I complain to a regulator and bring a legal action at the same time?
  • Yes
  • No

Making your first investment can be exhilarating. Instead of letting your money sit in a savings account, you’re putting it to work for you. But not all investment opportunities (or advisors) are above-board. Learn your rights and steps you can take if you invest and things go sideways.

What you should know

Work out the problem

Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in January 2021
  • Time to read: 8 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Wendy Andersen, Digby Leigh & Co. and Robert Rogers, Hamilton Duncan

Wendy Andersen
Robert Rogers

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