Free Investor Publications

Download PDFs or order printed copies of FINRA's educational publications and other materials free of charge.

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.

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.

Con 'Em If You Can

Con 'Em If You Can

In this interactive strategy game, learn first-hand about the tactics used to perpetrate fraud, so you’ll be better able to defend against them. Go to the game website to watch the trailer, learn more and play the game today! Or download the app directly to your mobile device from the app stores (search "Con Em").

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.

Victim Recovery Checklists

Victim Recovery Checklists

If you are a victim of financial fraud, follow these checklists to reclaim power from the fraudsters and move forward toward recovery.

AARP Foundation

Meet Our Partners

AARP Foundation

AARP Foundation wants to win back opportunity for those now in crisis, so thousands of vulnerable low-income Americans 50+ can regain their foothold, continue to serve as anchors for their families and communities and ensure that their best life is still within reach. Those who are 50 and over and struggling need a voice and an advocate now more than ever. AARP Foundation—a charitable affiliate of AARP—serves that purpose. Building on AARP's reputation and expertise, AARP Foundation has the ability to support and work with local organizations and programs nationwide to coordinate, fill in the gaps and help effective initiatives grow. This multiplier effect ensures we don't duplicate resources or reinvent the wheel. AARP Foundation ElderWatch Colorado is a program with the Colorado attorney general and AARP Foundation; its mission is to ensure that no older adults are left to suffer, alone and in silence, at the hands of those who exploit them. The program fights the financial exploitation of older Coloradans through education and outreach, data collection and assistance.

Learn more about our partners.