Investor Alert: Canada Token Trade

Investor Alert

Be an informed investor - Don't be fooled by fraudsters

April 30, 2024 (Toronto, Ontario) – The Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO) is issuing a warning to Canadian investors regarding Canada Token Trade. This entity is falsely claiming affiliations and regulatory endorsements it does not possess.

Canada Token Trade's website falsely claims membership with the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), a predecessor of CIRO and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF) and illegitimately uses the IIROC and CIPF logos.

Investors should be aware that Canada Token Trade has no association with CIRO, IIROC or CIPF, and is not authorized to use their logos or imply any form of regulatory endorsement.

CIRO’s Office of the Investor publishes information to help investors keep their investments safe and avoid fraud. Such information is available at Avoiding Fraud and Protecting Your Investments.

Investors should also check the background, qualifications and any disciplinary history of investment advisors registered with CIRO or the CSA by checking the free AdvisorReport for advisors registered with investment dealers, or the CSA’s National Registrant Search.

If you believe you have been a victim of this or a similar scam, immediately contact your bank, local police, your provincial securities commission, and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

For media inquiries only:
Joanna Nicholson
Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization
Telephone: 416-943-4640
Email: [email protected]

Please direct all other inquiries to our Complaints & Inquiries team:
1-877-442-4322 (Canada/US),
800-5555-2323 (Outside Canada/US),
or by completing our Secure Contact Form

About CIRO

The Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO) is the national self-regulatory organization that oversees all investment dealers, mutual fund dealers and trading activity on Canada’s debt and equity marketplaces. CIRO is committed to the protection of investors, providing efficient and consistent regulation, and building Canadians’ trust in financial regulation and the people managing their investments. For more information, visit


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