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Avoiding Investment Fraud

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As a growing number of online schemes try to con investors into giving away their money, the Alliance for Investor Education released a list of 11 education resources designed to give investors a leg up on avoiding financial fraud and abuse.

“Investment fraud seems to be more prevalent today as a result of the ease of access to consumers that con artists have via the Internet,” said Alliance for Investor Education President Michael D. Jones, in a statement. Jones also serves as senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer for the NASD.

The collection of resources, entitled “Investment Fraud and Abuse: What You Need to Know” is available at: //

This new section of the AIE Web site features the following investor-fraud education resources:

“Unlucky 13″ Traps for Investors, North American Securities Administrators




How Seniors Can Avoid Financial Abuse ?? 1/2 Securities and Exchange


Spam Stock Tips ?? 1/2 National Association of Securities Dealers:


If You Are a Victim of Fraud ?? 1/2 ?? 1/2 Securities Industry Association/Path to

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Outrageous Ad Claims ?? 1/2 American Association of Individual Investors:



12 Common Mistakes Investors Makes, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

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Investment Swindles: How to Spot and Avoid Them – National FuturesAssociation:

Getting Help With Your Investments, Investor Protection Trust:


Schemes Targeting Hispanics ?? 1/2 Federal Trade Commission:

What You Should Know: Investor Protection Resources ?? 1/2 The Bond Market