November 28, 2017

This Christmas Be a Scam Spotter

Every year thousands of people all over the world lose millions of dollars due to investment scams. The internet and advances in digital communications increase the prevalence of these scams and also make them harder to track and identify. Thankfully there are some warning signs that you can look out for, in order to avoid falling victim to scammers. But first let’s clearly define an investment scam.   What is an investment scam? Investment scams basically aim to get unsuspecting […]
October 10, 2016

Don’t become the next victim of Affinity Fraud

Fraudsters come in all shapes and sizes, but there are a few con artists who integrate themselves into your community, or religious, professional or social group, like ‘a thief in the night’, and influence your leaders, and by extension your peers, to invest in a fake investment. At the time you do not realise that the “investment” is actually a scam, and you subsequently become unwitting victims of the fraud.  These fraudsters exploit the trust and friendship that exist in […]
June 23, 2016

Investment decisions to help you avoid scams

It does not matter if you’re a seasoned investor or just starting out, anyone can fall victim to scam artists and fraudsters. Here are some guidelines to help you make more informed decisions and avoid scams.  Ensure your investment in securities is secure. Securities offered to the public must be registered with the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC).  Registration is important because it provides investors access to key information about the company’s management, products, services, and finances. […]