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.

Non-Traditional Costs of Financial Fraud

The Costs of Fraud Extend Well Beyond Money


The FINRA Investor Education Foundation's new research report, Non-Traditional Costs of Financial Fraud, offers an in-depth look at financial fraud from the victim’s perspective—how victims experienced the incident, their reactions to the fraud and the potential indirect financial costs and non-financial, psychological and emotional consequences of having been victimized. Check out this study and other research at our Research and Resources page.
  McGruff the Crime Dog: Take a Bite Out of Crime

McGruff the Crime Dog Fights Financial Fraud


For thirty years, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)—home to McGruff the Crime Dog—has provided proactive crime prevention and public safety information for individuals and communities. NCPC and the FINRA Foundation recently launched 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!

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.

NW3C

Meet Our Partners

NW3C

NW3C provides a nationwide support system for law enforcement and regulatory agencies involved in the prevention, investigation and prosecution of economic and high-tech crime. We deliver training in computer forensics, cyber and financial crime investigations and intelligence analysis. We offer investigative support to agencies investigating white collar and related crimes. We conduct original research on all facets of white collar crime. We are a valuable partner in the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3®), which allows victims of cyber crime to report incidents to law enforcement.

Learn more about our partners.