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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 20, 2018


OSC Investor Alert: International Commodities Group


TORONTO – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is warning investors that International Commodities Group (ICG) is not registered to sell securities in Ontario.

ICG is actively soliciting Ontarians via telephone to invest in commodity options. ICG claims to offer access to commodity markets, and full-service trading and consulting services to investors. Neither ICG nor its representatives are registered in Ontario to solicit investments or provide advice on investing in, buying or selling securities or commodities.

The Nova Scotia Securities Commission has also issued an investor warning about ICG.

Ontarians who have been approached by ICG or its representatives are advised to contact the OSC Inquiries and Contact Centre at 1-877-785-1555 or inquiries@osc.gov.on.ca.

The mandate of the OSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in the capital markets, and to contribute to the stability of the financial system and the reduction of systemic risk.  Investors are urged to check the registration of any persons or company offering an investment opportunity and to review the OSC investor materials available at www.osc.gov.on.ca


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