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.

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Automated investment tools may offer clear benefits—including low cost, ease of use, and broad access. But it is important to understand their risks and limitations before using them.

New Money Coming Into Indian Country: Plan for the Long Term

A range of programs and lawsuit settlements have resulted in new money coming into Indian Country. If you are a recipient or potential recipient of this new money, read the following tips to help you confidently manage this new money, as well as avoid financial fraud.

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