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Financial Fraud Research Center

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.

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McGruff the Crime Dog Fights Financial Fraud


October is National Crime Prevention Month! For thirty years, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)—home to McGruff the Crime Dog—has marked the month with a focus on proactive crime prevention and public safety information for individuals and communities. This year, NCPC and the FINRA Foundation are launching 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!

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"Trick$ of the Trade"

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.

Ask and Check

Before You Invest, Ask and Check

Learn what to ask when approached to buy an investment and how to verify if both the seller and the product are registered.

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Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

The SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy serves the tens of thousands of investors who contact the agency each year with investment-related complaints and questions. The Office's trained investor assistance specialists answer questions, analyze complaints, seek informal resolution of investors' problems, and distribute helpful educational materials. The SEC has assembled a number of investment-related resources for senior investors.

Learn more about our partners.