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Protecting Consumers from Fraud

Through innovative partnerships and outreach, the FINRA Foundation alerts consumers to the red flags of financial fraud and empowers them to become fraud fighters. 

Highlights

Peer Support Program for Romance Scam Survivors
Woman working on a computer in a call centre @istockphoto.com/PeopleImagesThe Foundation works with the Cybercrime Support Network (CSN) to support individuals impacted by romance imposter scams. CSN offers a free, counselor-led Peer Support Program in a safe virtual environment for individuals to work through the loss, embarrassment, and isolation that can accompany romance scams.

Fighting Financial Fraud with BBBs
Fighting Financial Fraud with BBBs - Scam Tracker www.bbb.orgWith support from the FINRA Foundation, the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust collaborates with Better Business Bureaus across the U.S. to educate communities about financial fraud. BBB workshops are a hands-on, interactive way to learn more about financial fraud, how to spot scams and potential scammers, and how to ask questions and verify if an investment professional is registered.

AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline
Hands - group counseling therapy session @istockphoto.com/fizkesThe Foundation collaborates with the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline to provide proactive counseling to consumers targeted for or impacted by a wide range of fraud and scams.
 

Avoiding Disaster Fraud

Image: Red Flags of FraudWhen natural disasters strike, financial fraud is especially prevalent, making tough times even more difficult for people recovering from the trauma inflicted by disasters. Take these steps to stop fraud criminals in their tracks.
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More Resources for Investors

FINRA Investor Center
FINRA offers tips to help consumers manage their personal finances and set sound financial goals. FINRA also offers tools and calculators to help consumers make informed financial decisions—including how to safeguard investments and where to turn if a problem occurs.

Free Publications
Download printable PDFs of some of FINRA's key investor education articles and publications. Note: Print publications and other resources are currently unavailable. We expect to begin accepting orders for shipment within the first quarter of 2022.

Thinking Money Documentary
"Thinking Money: The Psychology Behind Our Best and Worst Financial Decisions" is a one-hour documentary that uses a mix of humor, on-the-street interviews, and provocative insights from innovative thinkers to explore why we spend, why we save (or don't), and how we think about money. "Thinking Money" was produced by Rocket Media Group, LLC in association with the FINRA Foundation and Maryland Public Television.

Games & Quizzes
Learn first-hand about the types of persuasion tactics used to perpetrate financial fraud, so that you'll be better able to defend against them. Use the carousel below to browse FINRA Foundation tools and games that will put your knowledge to the test.

 

Empowering Fraud Fighters

The Foundation offers training and tools to professionals in a position to educate and assist consumers impacted by fraud.
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Flipping the Boiler Room to Fight Fraud

Learn how the FINRA Foundation works with partners to fight fraud. Watch the video.


Conducting Outreach in Indian Country

Hear how the 2021 Ketchum Prize Recipient is advancing fraud prevention and financial skills in Indian Country.
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