CFTC SmartCheck gives you easy access to free tools for checking the background of financial professionals and staying informed on the latest fraud schemes – directly from those who regulate financial professionals. It only takes a few minutes. Better safe than taken, right?
At one time or another, everyone has received a chain letter scam through the regular mail or in an e-mail message. Chain mail letters promise a big return on a small investment. Don’t waste your money! Chain letters are illegal and they don’t work. Read more
This page provides links to some of Alabama’s most frequently requested consumer-related laws. This is not an exhaustive list of all Alabama consumer laws. Please remember this Office cannot serve as your attorney or give you legal advice. The following laws, as well as many other consumer laws, may be accessed through this website.
In this webcast, NFA President and CEO Dan Roth discusses the common characteristics of an investment scam, different types of investment swindles, and what investors can do to help protect themselves from investment fraud.
Investment opportunities that claim to be low risk and high reward are almost always frauds. When you research investments, turn to unbiased sources. Update your security software on any computer you use to access your financial accounts. Read more
When you are trying to figure out whether a company is a legitimate multi-level marketing organization (“MLM”) or an illegal pyramid scheme, make sure that you have answers to these seven money-related questions before you make any sort of investment.
Pyramid schemes and gifting clubs are prohibited in Indiana. However, clever promoters continue to take advantage of unsuspecting Hoosiers by selling their schemes in attractive packages that don’t tell the whole story. Learn how to avoid these schemes and safeguard your hard-earned money.
Learn to spot and avoid investment fraud as the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and AARP uncover tricks criminals use to trap their victims. Order your copy of this free DVD documentary, which has been featured on PBS. Learn more