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Empowering Albertans through every step of their investment journey. is your go-to resource for the world of investing. Develop your investor knowledge, understand the risks and make informed and suitable investment decisions with unbiased resources and information brought to you by the Alberta Securities Commission.

Strengthen your investor knowledge provides a wealth of unbiased and informative resources to help you make wise investment decisions while recognizing and avoiding the red flags of investment fraud. Visit CheckFirst to:


Protect yourself from investment scams has a comprehensive investment risks section to help Albertans understand both the inherent risks of investing, as well as how to recognize and avoid investment fraud.

If you're thinking of making an investment, ensure you know the red flags of investment fraud and how to spot common scams. Don’t forget to check the registration and background of the person or company offering you the investment by following the steps on CheckFirst’s intuitive check registration page.