10 Tips about Fraud

Steer clear of fraudulent or deceptive offers targeting borrowers. Unscrupulous individuals try to lure consumers into questionable, high-cost deals...
Here are basic precautions against identity theft, check fraud and other financial scams:1. Be wary of requests to "update" or "confirm"...
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Research your broker and brokerage firm. While you are responsible for making and approving decisions related to your investments, it's important to...
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Check for SIPC Protection. Check to make sure your brokerage accounts are protected by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). SIPC...
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Keep good records of all your investment transactions. If you are concerned that you may be a victim of fraud or if you are simply concerned that...
Do you think that when they asked George Washington for ID that he just whipped out a quarter?
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Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can't be done except by liars.
Ponzi Schemes. Despite the heightened awareness of Ponzi schemes following Bernard Madoff’s multi-billion dollar fraud and 150-year prison sentence,...
Real Estate Investment Schemes. NASAA members have noted a rise in scams disguised as offers to help homeowners caught up in the turbulent housing...
Either they're trying to con you or they're trying to con themselves.
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