Frauds and Scams

E-Cigarette Stock Scams: New Smoking Technology Could Light Up Pump-and-Dump Fraud  
Physical Precious Metals: Tips to Avoid Tarnishing Your Portfolio  
Dormant Shell Companies—How to Protect Your Portfolio from Fraud  
Viral Disease Stock Scams: Don’t Let Them Infect Your Portfolio  
High-Yield CDs: Red Flags that Signal a Scam  
Bitcoin: More than a Bit Risky  
Marijuana Stock Scams  
Cold Calls from Brokerage Firm Imposters—Beware of Old-Fashioned Phishing  
Inbox Alert—Don’t Trade on Pump-And-Dump Stock Emails  
Nutraceutical Stock Scams—Don’t Supplement Your Portfolio With These Companies  
Well-Traveled Fraud—Advance-Fee Scams Target Non-U.S. Investors Using Fake Regulator Web Sites and False Broker Identities  
"Phishing" and Other Online Identity Theft Scams: Don't Take the Bait  
Email Hack Attack? Be Sure to Notify Brokerage Firms and Other Financial Institutions  
"Gold" Stocks—Some Investments Mine Your Pocketbook  
Investment Scams Follow in the Wake of Natural Disasters  
"China" Stocks—Look Beyond the Name Before You Invest  
Pre-IPO Offerings—These Scammers Are Not Your Friends  
HYIPs—High Yield Investment Programs Are Hazardous to Your Investment Portfolio  
Oil Spill Stock Scams—Don’t Get Cleaned Out by False Cleanup Claims  
Beware of Auction Rate Securities Settlement “Phishing” Scam  
Save Your Greenbacks—Don’t Fall for Green Energy Scams  
Beware of Fake Check Scams  
Avoiding Investment Scams  
Beware of Online Job Classifieds Used to Steal Your Identity  
Save Your Energy and Money—Don't Fall for Energy Stock Scams  
"Free Lunch" Investment Seminars—Avoiding the Heartburn of a Hard Sell  
"I hope this is your email" Scam Offers No Hope of Profits  
"Dash" Gov Sites Part of Ploy to Dash Off With Your Money  
Bird Flu Stock Scam Could Be Hazardous to Your Financial Health  
Beware of Hot Stock Tips on Your Cell Phone  
Beware of Stock Fraud in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina  
Stock Spams and Scams  
Fears of Anthrax and Terrorism Spawning Investment Scams