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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.

Smartcheck week 11-17
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April is National Financial Capability Month and the CFTC is proud to host its second annual SmartCheck℠ Week, April 11-17. When it comes to checking the background of your financial professional, you shouldn’t take a “one and done” approach. It’s…
Colorado Registration Agencies
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Beginning the week of April 3 in Denver, Colorado, library-goers can participate in a series of CFTC co-sponsored events to learn how to better protect their investments. The CFTC SmartCheckSM campaign in partnership with the Division of Securities…
Guaranteed Returns No Risk Magic Hat
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Investors can overlook signs that an offer is potentially fraudulent. Emotions often override an individual's ability to make a rational choice during an investment pitch. Review these statements illustrating potentially fraudulent pitches to…
National Consumer Protection Week
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                Has a financial professional offered you an unbeatable opportunity with guaranteed returns? Have you been tempted by a risk-free offer on the radio? These and other offers could be red flags for fraudulent activity. To get ahead of…
CFTC Smartcheck
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Join thousands of investors at the MoneyShow Orlando, March 3-5. The CFTC SmartCheck team will have a booth there where you can run a background check on your financial professional. Locate us in the exhibit hall at Booth #511 to pick up helpful…
America Saves week
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The CFTC is proud to support the 2016 America Saves Week! Thousands of groups throughout the nation are hosting activities this week to help you make more informed financial decisions and avoid fraud. This is a great opportunity for smart investors…
bureau of securities & cftc
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Attending the Safe Investing Elder Fraud Summit is a must for investors from beginners to experienced. Representatives from the CFTC and the New Jersey Bureau of Securities will host a Safe Investing Elder Fraud Summit to provide Bergen County…
Investory Savviness
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Attending SmartCheckSM Days is a must for investors from beginners to experienced. Experts will teach you how to protect your investments. You’ll learn about the latest investment scams and the best way to help protect yourself from financial fraud…
All it takes is person to stand guard for all investors
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Join federal and state securities regulators for a free educational lunch program featuring current, need-to-know information for industry professionals. This program will provide vital education for combating the ever-growing issue of investment…
SCAM letters on money
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We all believe it won't happen to us. We're too smart or too careful to become victims of investment fraud. Still, each year, Americans who are smart and careful find themselves as victims of cunning fraudsters who steal the hard earned funds…

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