Ten Ways to Protect Your Investments and Identity Online
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Be aware of online sources for more information.
Scams are constantly evolving. It’s up to you to be constantly vigilant and be aware that the Internet is a perfect environment for people trying to fool you and take your money. That doesn’t mean you should unplug your computer and give up on online investing. It’s just that it’s up to you to be aware of the potential risks.
The SEC’s website explains many of the common online investing frauds and gives detailed examples. If you’re new to online investing, this site is very worthwhile and can make you more street-smart and aware of the dangers.
Investor Protection Trust provides links to a variety of investor education materials. You can view a number of videos that show you how to recognize and avoid common investment scams.
Investor’s Watchdog helps investors teach themselves how to identify an investment scam before being taken in. Stories detail recent frauds and tips on how to smell a scam before it’s too late.