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The national registration search contains the names of all individuals and firms who are registered to sell securities in Canada.

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warrant
The right to buy additional securities from the company at a certain price within a certain period of time. Usually included with a new issue of securities as an inducement for investors to buy the securities.
West African letter scam
An email is sent by individuals who claim to be high-ranking government officials from a developing nation. They explain that due to complications, they are unable to remove millions of dollars from an account and need help. In return, they offer​ a sum of money. They ask people to show good faith by depositing money in a mutually accessible bank account or to provide a bank account number, in which they will deposit the money. The individuals then drain the bank accounts and are never heard from again. A common form is the Nigerian Scam.
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