October 20, 2020

Investing 101 in T&T- Part 3 (Avoiding Scams)

  In our two previous Blogs we shared some of the tools that you can use to get started with investing, as a means of making your money work for you. We focused on  some of the available resources on our investor education website www.investucatett.com such as: a risk profile test, Investor Education Manual and Work Book and Online course, blog articles, life stages and our Investing Game, Investor Quest tt – www.investorquest-tt.com. We also discussed some of the key […]
August 24, 2020

Protect against Pyramid Schemes

Don’t fall Victim to ‘Easy Money Scams’ A primary role of the TTSEC is to protect investors. We do this by educating the public about their rights and responsibilities as investors and informing them about investment fraud. The TTSEC also works closely with other Regulators to take action against financial fraud and investment scams, such as Pyramid Schemes’. The Financial System Regulatory Authorities: the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC), the Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago […]
December 16, 2019

Beat Investment Fraud, this Christmas!

In December, the TTSEC launched a media campaign aimed at generating public awareness about: The different types of investment fraud perpetrated against vulnerable persons; The warning signs; and How to protect against falling victim to such scams. The intent is to help protect investors by providing information on the different types of investment scams and the associated warning signs.     An investment scam can take many forms and can be executed by anyone. In this article, we aim to […]
December 4, 2018

Identifying Affinity Fraud- Part 2

How do you protect yourself from Affinity Fraud? The best way to protect yourself from any kind of financial scam or fraud is to become an informed investor. Basically the more we know, the better we are able to identify fraudulent activity and avoid being a victim. We are also better positioned to help others make more informed decisions.   Here are some tips that we really want you to tell everyone: Ask questions and get the facts about any […]