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Tips to Protect Your Online Accounts(pdf, 310 KB)
Derivatives—Are you an Informed Investor (pdf, 204 KB)
Binary Options and Fraud (pdf, 627 KB)
Gold Investments and Fraud (pdf, 32 KB)
Digital Currency Investments (pdf, 37 KB)
Annuities—Are You an Informed Investor (pdf, 302 KB)
Watch Out for Government Imposters (pdf, 86 KB)
Private Placements and Fraud (pdf, 140 KB)
Ponzi Schemes in the 21st Century (pdf, 35 KB)
Virtual Currency Offerings (pdf, 89 KB)
Robo-Advisors—Are You an Informed Investor (pdf, 336 KB)
Self-Directed IRAs and Investment Fraud (pdf, 30 KB)
Oil and Gas Fraud (pdf, 52 KB)
Next Best Thing (pdf, 237 KB)
Different Roles of Financial Providers (pdf, 133 KB)
Beware of Third-Party Asset Recovery Companies--Be
wary of those offering to help you recover funds lost in a scam.
How to Ask and Check Before You Invest--Determine
how to research the background of investment promoter.
How to Select an Investment Professional--Discover
how to best search for an investment professional.
How to Monitor an Investment Professional--Realize
the warning signs of unscrupulous activity and how to avoid problems with your investment professional.
REAL LIFE REGULATORS: Anatomy of a Fraud Part #1--Learn about an Arizona law protecting investors and the common frauds than ensnare senior citizens; features a "fix-and-flip" real estate
REAL LIFE REGULATORS: Anatomy of a Fraud Part #2--Recognize how real estate can be a security; features a multimillion-dollar real estate investment fraud case.
REAL LIFE REGULATORS: Anatomy of a Fraud Part #3--Know some red flags of investment fraud; features a securities case involving affinity fraud in Hispanic Christian communities.
REAL LIFE REGULATORS: Anatomy of a Fraud Part #4--Understand some of the psychological tactics fraudsters use to persuade you to invest; features a securities case involving a high-tech, start-up company.
Need to find a FREE presenter for your classroom or group? The Securities Division has a speakers bureau that is composed of a knowledgeable group of staff members willing to speak to your group about investing wisely and avoiding investment fraud. All are available, without charge, to make a presentation.
Besides the scope and function of the Commission's Securities Division, some of the topics our presenters can discuss include:
-How to Outsmart the Investment Swindlers
-Basics of Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds
-How to Choose and Monitor Your Investment Professional
-Basics of Saving and Investing: How to Become a Millionaire (high school level)
To schedule a guest speaker, contact the Securities Division's Investor Education Coordinator at 602-542-0428 or email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.