Check Before You Invest: Anti-Fraud Campaign
“An informed and skeptical investor is the best defense against fraud,” remarked SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro at the FINRA Investor Education Foundation Conference, November 3,2011.
Investor fraud is a problem for all Americans and the greatest tool for preventing fraud is education and knowledge.
Equity Trust in conjunction with the Retirement Industry Trust Association have compiled governmental and industry resources to help you, the self directed investor, in making your investment decisions.
(Please Note: Outside of FDIC insured investment products, all investments carry risk including loss of principal. No governmental agency or IRA custodian approves or guarantees investments.)
Resources for Investors
Equity Trust Company Scam & Fraud Knowledge Center - Learn how to identify potential scams and fraudulent investments, perform due diligence on opportunities and report them.
Self-Directed IRA and Investing at Equity Trust FAQs - Discover answers to the frequent questions we receive about self-directed investing and Equity Trust company from this comprehensive list.
www.investor.gov - Brought to you by The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Investor.gov is your online resource to help you invest wisely and avoid fraud.
www.nasaa.org - The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection.
www.saveandinvest.org - A project of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, is a free, unbiased resource dedicated to your financial health
www.aarp.org - An ogranization dedicated to the well being of Americans over the age 50 and has many senior fraud resources.
Check Before You Invest Checklist - A checklist developed by the Retirement Industry Trust Association (RITA) for self directed investors.
Check Before You Invest Questions - Questions developed by the Retirement Industry Trust Association (RITA) to help evaluate the soundness, prudence and meirt of investments.
Fighting Fraud 101 - A free e-book on fraud prevention from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).