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A joint project of the Stanford Center on Longevity and the FINRA Foundation with the primary purpose is to collect, direct and disseminate research that gets to the root causes of financial fraud and how to detect and prevent it.
Protect Yourself and Others From Fraud
Investment fraud criminals use sophisticated tactics to get people to part with their money. So it's important to learn about the red flags of financial fraud. SaveAndInvest.org offers unbiased information and strategies to help you avoid investment fraud.
The Costs of Fraud Extend Well Beyond Money
The FINRA Investor Education Foundation's new research report, Non-Traditional Costs of Financial Fraud, offers an in-depth look at financial fraud from the victim’s perspective—how victims experienced the incident, their reactions to the fraud and the potential indirect financial costs and non-financial, psychological and emotional consequences of having been victimized. Check out this study and other research at our Research and Resources page.
McGruff the Crime Dog Fights Financial Fraud
For thirty years, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)—home to McGruff the Crime Dog—has provided proactive crime prevention and public safety information for individuals and communities. NCPC and the FINRA Foundation recently launched a series of McGruff public service announcements which highlight the red flags of fraud. The PSAs are the newest tools produced out of the NCPC-FINRA Foundation partnership. Join McGruff in the fight against fraud—watch and share the videos today!
Order your free copy of "Trick$ of the Trade: Outsmarting Investment Fraud." Seen on PBS stations nationwide, this FINRA Foundation documentary uncovers the psychology of a scam and reveals ways to protect yourself and others.
Learn what to ask when approached to buy an investment and how to verify if both the seller and the product are registered.