Financial Literacy Resource Website

Fraud and Scams

A better understanding of financial matters can decrease vulnerability to unscrupulous business practices.

Manitoba Securities Commission Brochures and Handouts

The Manitoba Securities Commission has a series of brochures and handouts that cover a variety of topics concerning fraud and scams.

To receive a paper copy of any of the brochures or handouts, please contact the Manitoba Securities Commission at 204-945-2548 or toll free at 1-800-655-5244.

Recognize Investment Fraud

Investment fraud can happen to anyone.  Log onto to learn how to recognize, report and protect yourself from becoming a victim of investment fraud.

An investment opportunity that sounds too good to be true probably is. The Manitoba Securities Commission’s Investigation department looks into all types of scams throughout the year and takes a proactive approach that shuts down scams before they even get started.

Factsheets for Seniors

A series of plain language factsheets for older Canadians have been created on financial planning and protection.

To receive a paper copy of any of the publications, please call 1-800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232).

The factsheets have been created by the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors' Forum.

Police Academy Older Adults Division

A 12-week informational course on safety and security, offered in partnership with the Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat, the Manitoba Association of Senior Centres, Consumer Protection Office, Winnipeg Police Service, RCMP and several other organizations. For more information about this program, contact the Manitoba Association of Senior Centres at 204-792-5838.

Shopping Safely Online

The factsheet from the Consumer Protection Office provides tips to help you and your family shop safely online.