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Protect Your Money
Avoid Trouble — Investor Alerts

Get the facts on how to invest wisely and avoid fraud.  Be wary of swindlers and scam artists. To learn more about how to avoid costly mistakes and fraud, read the SEC’s "Investor Alerts."  These publications will help you spot trouble before you lose money.

SIPC Exposes Phony "Look-Alike" Web Site
Subordination Agreements — Understand the Risks (NASD Alert)
Anthrax, Terrorism & Other 9-11 Scams: Tips from the NASD
Analyzing Analyst Recommendations
When Your Brokerage Firm Fails: Alerts from NASD and SIPC
Stock Market Fraud "Survivor" Checklist
The Fleecing of Foreign Investors: Avoid Getting Burned by "Hot" U.S. Stocks
Prime Bank Fraud Information Center
Broken Promises: Promissory Note Fraud
Identity Theft: Learn How To Protect Yourself
Affinity Fraud: How To Avoid Investment Scams That Target Groups
"Investment Risks" — Federal Trade Commission Alert
Internet Fraud: How to Avoid Internet Investment Scams
“Mutual-to-Stock” Conversions: Tips for Investors
Pump&Dump.con: Tips for Avoiding Stock Scams on the Internet
Nigerian "Advance Fee Fraud" Schemes
Variable Annuities: What You Should Know (also in PDF)
Fraudulent Telemarketers: How to Avoid Scams - Federal Trade Commission Alert
CFTC Warning About Foreign Currency Trading Frauds
Mini-Tender Offers: Tips for Investors
Cold Calling: Unsolicited Calls from Brokers
So-Called Limited Edition U.S. Treasuries
Fraud in the Sale of Unregistered Securities of Telecommunications Technology Ventures

Modified: 10/04/2005