One of FINRA's main goals is to protect the investing public. These alerts provide you with information to help you avoid problems in today’s complex world of investing—and to help protect your and your family from investment scams.

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Cybersecurity and Your Brokerage Firm

Cyber threats to the information and computer systems of brokerage firms are increasing, and with these threats comes the risk of potential harm to investors. FINRA is issuing this alert to encourage investors to understand a firm’s cybersecurity policies and take personal precautions to safeguard their brokerage accounts and personal financial information.

Five Tips for Financial Security

The economic uncertainty of recent years continues to make this a challenging time for many consumers and investors. Military families are especially vulnerable due to regular PCS moves, interrupted spouse careers, and frequent deployments. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation has put together 5 tips that can help America’s military families successfully navigate turbulent conditions and keep your finances under control.

E-Cigarette Stock Scams: New Smoking Technology Could Light Up Pump-and-Dump Fraud

Be wary of aggressive promotions touting stocks that claim to capitalize on various aspects of the e-cigarette and "vape" market.

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