Avoiding Fraud and Scams
Con artists are not always easy to spot. Smart, extremely persuasive, and aggressive, they invade your home through the telephone and the mail, advertise in reputable newspapers and magazines, and come to your door. Most people think they're too smart to fall for a scam. But con artists rob all kinds of people – from investment counselors and doctors to teenagers and elderly widows – of billions every year. It's up to you to say no. Use common sense and learn about old and new scams.
Never make an investment with a stranger over the phone.