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OCT17
Never Respond to Emails Asking for Personal Information

Companies you do business with should never ask for your account information, credit card numbers or password in an email. If you have any questions about an email you receive that supposedly came from your financial institution or service provider, find their number on their website and call them.

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SEP24
Updated: Five Do’s and Don’ts That Can Help You Achieve Greater Financial Security

Drawing on the findings of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation's National Financial Capability Study of more than 25,000 American adults, the FINRA Foundation has developed five tips to help consumers both manage their day-to-day financial...

Finra Alerts
AUG30
Initial Coin Offerings: Know Before You Invest

FINRA has issued a new alert to inform investors about the potential risks of participating in Initial Coin Offerings, or ICOs. Investors should be aware that ICOs differ significantly from initial public offerings (IPOs). Unlike stocks, ICOs...

Finra Alerts
AUG30
Beware of Stock Fraud in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Financial fraud routinely follows on the heels of disaster. Hurricane Harvey and the historic flooding it left it its wake is no exception. We are issuing this Alert to warn investors that investment scams may come your way touting stocks and...

Finra Alerts
JUL5
Fake Online Job Interviews: Terminate Before It’s Too Late

Some companies and recruiters use online video call technologies such as Skype as a convenient and cost-effective way to interview job applicants. Unfortunately, fraudsters are using them too, and they aren't looking to offer you a job. FINRA is...

Finra Alerts
MAY16
Updated: Crowdfunding and the JOBS Act: What Investors Should Know

"Crowdfunding" generally refers to the use of the Internet by small businesses to raise capital through limited investments from a large number of investors. Under SEC rules, the general public can invest in capital raising by start-up companies...

Finra Alerts
MAR15
Binary Options Follow-Up Schemes: Don’t Lose Money Twice

FINRA is issuing this alert to warn anyone involved in binary options trading—specifically through unregistered non-U.S. companies offering binary options trading platforms or services—to be on guard for potential follow-up frauds.

Finra Alerts
MAR5
Updated: Duration—What an Interest Rate Hike Could Do to Your Bond Portfolio

If you own bonds or have money in a bond fund, there is a number you should know. It is called duration. Although stated in years, duration is not simply a measure of time. Instead, duration signals how much the price of your bond investment is...

Finra Alerts