The FINRA Investor Education Foundation provides underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success throughout life. One important area of focus for the FINRA Foundation is investor protection. To that end, the FINRA Foundation develops and distributes tools and resources to help investors make informed financial decisions—and avoid financial fraud.
Find unbiased resources from the FINRA Foundation and FINRA that can help you protect your money , from what to ask before you invest to how to report fraud.
To learn what to ask before investing, visit: saveandinvest.org/protect-your-money/ask-and-check
To learn how to report fraud, visit: saveandinvest.org/protect-your-money/report-fraud
Con 'Em If You Can
Con 'Em If You Can is a video game where players can learn first-hand about the types of persuasion tactics used to perpetrate financial fraud, so that you'll be better able to defend against them. Make your way through the town of Shady Acres, accumulating wealth and strength by using these tactics as fraud tools on a range of targets.
Use the Risk Meter to see whether you share characteristics and behavior traits that have been shown to make some investors vulnerable to investment fraud. Take the quiz to discover your score.
With information about the investment, how you learned about the investment opportunity, what you have been told about the investment, and who is selling the investment, the Scam Meter can check if the investment you are thinking about might be a scam.