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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.

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

Anthony R. Pratkanis

Anthony R. Pratkanis is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California where he studies social psychology, social influence, and prejudice reduction. A frequent contributor to leading scientific journals and the popular press on the topics of persuasion and influence, Anthony is the founding editor of Social Influence and co-author (with Elliot Aronson) of Age of Propaganda: The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion and (with Doug Shadel) of Weapons of Fraud: A Source Book for Fraud Fighters. He has also appeared in the mass media over 500 times including the Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline NBC, CBS News, New York Times, and CNN, among others. Recently, Anthony testified before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission about what can be done to prevent economic fraud crimes.

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