I love the fact that FINRA has created a set of tools to help you, and me, find fraud and fight it.
FINRA provides a set of tools and explanations as part of its campaign to protect investors.
The idea is simple. If you know more, you will be able to fight off fraudsters. So take a look at this site.
And if you are brave, check out the thing they call the “fraud meter.” It measures how susceptible you are to fraud. Go ahead and take the test.
Scam Meter Don’t worry, it doesn’t hurt (anything but your pride)
Now, if this teaches you something, share it with your friends. Host a party and show a video that helps you and your friends protect yourselves from con artists. This show aired on PBS, so it is a good one. And you can get it for free. So start popping the popcorn and dust off your couch. And get your friends in to watch the show. Then discuss the issues among yourselves.
You will be glad you did.
Oh, and tell them Hot Flash Financial sent you.