The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy provides information to help you invest wisely and avoid fraud, providing helpful examples of fraud.
The mission of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is to promote the integrity, resilience, and vibrancy of the U.S. derivatives markets through sound regulation. Their vision is to be the global standard for sound derivatives regulation.
The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection and offers many tips to help spot and avoid investment fraud.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States and provides resources to spot red flags.
A project of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, this unbiased resource site offers free tools dedicated to helping you make informed decisions regarding your financial health.
An organization dedicated to the well-being of Americans over the age of 50, the American Association of Retired Persons has many resources to help protect seniors against fraud.
The Retirement Industry Trust Association (RITA) is a professional trade association for the self-directed retirement plan industry that provides resources to help prevent fraud aimed at investors.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) provides information on reporting a Ponzi scheme, pyramid scheme, high-yield investment program, fraudulent offering or other potential fraud or violation.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) lists consumer alerts for tax scams, phony tax arguments and identity theft scams.
Investor Protection Trust (IPT) is a nonprofit organization devoted to investor education. Their primary mission is to provide independent, objective information needed by consumers to make informed investment decisions.