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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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Since Charles Ponzi first made the scheme famous in the 1920s, investors have lost billions to the schemes that bear Ponzi’s name. Despite the elaborate sounding name, a Ponzi scheme is a false promise of high returns for an investment product that…
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I was shopping for a washer and dryer at a local home improvement store recently. I had an established budget and was ready to buy. After viewing several models in my budget, the sales person in the appliance section touted a deep discount on a high…

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