Media invited to release of national fraud impact study

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - On Oct. 2, 2007 at 12 p.m., British Columbia
Securities Commission executive director Brenda Leong will announce the
findings of a new national study on the social impact of investment fraud. She
will also announce new BCSC investor education initiatives to combat this
serious issue.
    Members of the media are invited to attend the announcement to learn more
about the social impact of investment fraud and what the BCSC is doing about
it. Media can also arrange for interviews with Brenda Leong after the
announcement by contacting the BCSC in advance.

    Who:      BCSC executive director Brenda Leong

    What:     Findings from the Canadian Securities Administrators 2007
              Investor Study: Understanding the Social Impact of Investment
              Fraud and BCSC investor education announcement

    When:     Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. PST

    Where:    Pacific Centre Mall - Atrium
              West Georgia Street entry access

    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 provides a wide range of
tools to help investors develop critical thinking skills they need to protect
themselves. 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).

    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, God's Fraud
Squad, the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, and the BC
Hydro Power Pioneers, a BC Hydro retiree Senior's Safety and Crime Prevention
Wise Owl program.

    The BCSC is the independent provincial government agency responsible for
regulating trading in securities within the province.

For further information:

For further information: If you have questions, contact Ken Gracey,
Media Relations, (604) 899-6577 or (B.C. & Alberta) 1-800-373-6393

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