Free Investor Publications

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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. offers unbiased information and strategies to help you avoid investment fraud.

Free DVD

"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.


Meet Our Partners

AARP ElderWatch Project

AARP ElderWatch Project fights the financial exploitation of older Americans in the state of Colorado through collection of data, extensive outreach and education and the provision of technical assistance. The Project provides information to and coordinates efforts by the state’s law enforcement offices, adult protection and mental health agencies and organizations assisting older Americans—as well as efforts undertaken by older Americans themselves. Administered by the AARP Foundation, the Project grew out of a 1999 study published by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, Respecting Our Elders: A Statewide Action Plan to Combat Senior Fraud.

Learn more about our partners.