BCSC anti-fraud campaign comes to Nanaimo

    VANCOUVER, April 9 /CNW/ - The British Columbia Securities Commission's
InvestRight program featuring a RED-FLAGS communications campaign, designed to
alert investors about some of the most common fraudulent sales pitches, will
be in Nanaimo on Tuesday, April 10, 2007. BCSC staff will be holding an
InvestRight seminar with the Nanaimo Probus club at the Nanaimo Yacht Club at
9:45 am.
    Members of the media are invited to attend the seminar to learn more
about investment scams and how people can protect themselves from fraud. Media
can also arrange for interviews with the BCSC presenter - Patricia Bowles -
after the seminar by contacting the BCSC in advance.

    Who:   Patricia Bowles - Director, Communications and Education, BCSC

    What:  InvestRight program and RED-FLAGS communications campaign in

    When:  Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 9:45 am

    Where: The Nanaimo Yacht Club
           400 Newcastle Ave.

    InvestRight was created to help protect investors from fraud and to give
them the tools they need to ask the right questions before making investment
decisions. The program is being implemented in conjunction with campaign
partners that include The Better Business Bureau (Lower Mainland, Vancouver
Island and the Interior), the BC Crime Prevention Association and the BC Hydro
Power Pioneers, a BC Hydro retiree Senior's Safety and Crime Prevention Wise
Owl program.
    InvestRight is the B.C. Securities Commission's one-stop resource for
investors to educate themselves on how to make informed investment decisions.
Its comprehensive website at www.InvestRight.org provides a wide range of
tools to help investors develop critical thinking skills they need to protect
themselves - information such as how to do background checks, investment
products, a scam meter and video clips from victims of investment fraud. The
BCSC's RED-FLAGS communications campaign alerts investors to common sales
pitches used by scam artists along with a province wide seminar program. If
you have questions or problems with an investment or a financial adviser,
please call 604-899-6854 or 1-800-373-6393 (toll-free in BC & Alberta).

    The BCSC is the independent provincial government agency responsible for
regulating trading in securities within the province. If you have questions,
contact Andrew Poon, Media Relations, 604-899-6880.

For further information:

For further information: Andrew Poon, (604) 899-6880 or (B.C. & Alberta)

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