New Brunswick Securities Commission

Investor alert: Sung Wan "Sean" Kim and Cirplus Futures Inc. (09/10/16)

NB 1582

Oct. 16, 2009

SAINT JOHN (CNB) - The New Brunswick Securities Commission advises the public that the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) is investigating Sung Wan "Sean" Kim, the principal of Cirplus Futures Inc., a Vancouver-based exchange-contracts dealer.

The RCMP Vancouver Integrated Market Enforcement Team has begun a criminal investigation into an alleged multimillion-dollar fraud scheme involving Kim and Cirplus. This scheme is believed to have targeted Korean-speaking communities.

Investors should not send any funds to Kim during the investigation, and anyone who has had recent financial dealings with or been approached by Kim or Cirplus is urged to contact the New Brunswick Securities Commission at 1-888-933-2222, or by e-mail at

The New Brunswick Securities Commission is the Crown corporation that regulates the securities industry in New Brunswick. It is funded indirectly by investors through industry. Its mandate is to protect investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, and foster fair and efficient capital markets, as well as confidence in those markets.


MEDIA CONTACT: Michelle Robichaud, communications officer, New Brunswick Securities Commission, 506-643-7045 or 1-866-933-2222, e-mail: