OSC to Host Teletownhalls during Fraud Prevention Month

TORONTO, March 1, 2017 /CNW/ - The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) will host teletownhalls on March 2 and March 30 during Fraud Prevention Month, to help people learn more about frauds and scams that commonly target investors in Ontario.

Teletownhalls are a way for the OSC to connect with thousands of Ontarians at a time. Teletownhalls work much like a call-in radio show where OSC staff provide information, answer questions and conduct live polls over the phone.

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Details of the events:

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: The event will be hosted via telephone.
To Register: Visit the 'Speeches & Events' page of the OSC's website, under the 'News & Events' tab at www.osc.gov.on.ca. Click on the March 2 teletownhall to register.   

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: The event will be hosted via telephone.
To Register: Visit the 'Speeches & Events' page of the OSC's website, under the 'News & Events' tab at www.osc.gov.on.ca. Click on the March 30 teletownhall to register.   

The mandate of the OSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices and to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in the capital markets. Investors are urged to check the registration of any persons or company offering an investment opportunity and to review the OSC investor materials available at http://www.osc.gov.on.ca

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SOURCE Ontario Securities Commission

For further information: For Media Inquiries: media_inquiries@osc.gov.on.ca; For Investor Inquiries: InvestorOffice@osc.gov.on.ca

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