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Improve your investing strategy with these important tips, lists, and guides on preventing fraud and smarter investing from the Office of Customer Education and Outreach. For the latest information on CFTC Enforcement Actions, visit the Enforcement Action Press Release page.

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Join Us, NFA, SEC, and FINRA for Avoiding Fraud Webinar on Monday

Investor Articles / Published on April 21, 2017

On April 24, the CFTC’s Office of Customer Education and Outreach will join the National Futures Association, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation for a webina...

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How the CFTC’s Reparations Program Helps Customers Resolve Disputes

Investor Articles / Published on March 24, 2017

Checking to make sure a financial professional is registered is a good way to help avoid fraud. It also is your key to knowing that if fraud or other problems come up, you may have a way to resolve the dispute. The CFTC’s Reparations Program provid...

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Find out How to Protect Your Investments at The MoneyShow Orlando!

Investor Articles / Published on February 2, 2017

The CFTC SmartCheckSM team will be at The MoneyShow Orlando to talk to investors and help them run background checks on their financial professionals. Attendees can find us in the exhibit hall at Booth #613. Stop by and pick up helpful materials or h...

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Join us at The Traders Expo New York!

Investor Articles / Published on February 2, 2017

The CFTC SmartCheckSM team will be at The Traders Expo in New York to talk to attendees and help them run background checks on their financial professionals and firms. You can find us in the exhibit hall at Booth #204. Stop by and pick up helpful...

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Five ways to protect your investments in 2017

Investor Articles / Published on December 27, 2016

Many people make New Year’s resolutions about money, but few resolve to stay on guard against fraud. That’s because, for the most part, people believe it will never happen to them. Unfortunately, it can and does. According to the Financial Fraud Re...