• October is CFTC SmartCheck Month

    This month is the perfect time to run your annual background check of your financial professional. Also look for empowering tips, educational articles, and events that will help you become a smarter investor.

    Click below and bookmark our handy guide so you can get the most from the month-long activities.

    View The Guide

  • There’s smart.
    And then there's SmartCheck.

    CFTC SmartCheck gives you easy access to free tools to check the background of financial professionals and stay informed on the latest fraud schemes – directly from those who regulate financial professionals. It only takes a few minutes. Better safe than taken, right?

    Check Now

  • Fraud on a Silver Platter

    Bob wanted a safe place to put his retirement money.
    So, when the silver broker promised him safety he was
    interested. A few months later, his $175,000 was gone.

    Watch Bob's Story

Run a Check: Know Your Pro

What do you know about your financial professional? Find out now.
Check the background of financial professionals before you invest.

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Protect your investments. Stay one step ahead of ever-changing marketplaces and scams.

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