Protect Your Money

Investor protection is an integral part of FINRA’s mission. Unfortunately, far too many investors fall victim to Ponzi schemes, pump and dump scams and other types of investment fraud. The good news is that fraud and the growing threat of identity theft can often be avoided.  

We’ll help you spot the red flags of fraud and identity theft, and avoid the persuasion tactics of fraudsters. It’s also vital to know the right questions to ask about investments and the people who pitch them—and where to go to verify the answers. After all, it’s your money—learn how to protect it.


  • Risk Meter
    Use our Risk Meter to see whether you share characteristics and behavior traits that have been shown to make some investors vulnerable to investment fraud.
  • Scam Meter
    In just four questions our Scam Meter will help you tell if an investment you are thinking about might be a scam.