Advice from unregistered individuals and binary options scams top the Alberta Securities Commission’s (ASC) list of risks to investors in 2017.

The annual list of five risks is designed to help Albertans detect fraudulent activity before falling victim to investment fraud, according to the ASC’s announcement, released on Tuesday.

The ASC encourages investors to conduct their own independent research before engaging in an investment that may seem lucrative on the surface. The regulator has produced a website, to help investors learn more and protect themselves from fraudsters.

View the slideshow for the ASC’s top five risks that you should share with your clients:

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