Investing can be part of a healthy financial future, providing you with greater personal freedom, a healthy retirement, a sense of security or the ability to afford the things you want in life. Having a financial plan, knowing how to talk to advisers and doing your research are important steps to achieving it.
Investment fraud can jeopardize those goals, but there are ways that you can protect yourself. To stop it, you need to understand it. Investment scams are a dime a dozen, but did you know that many fraudsters follow a series of steps that are easy to identify if you know what to look for? It’s a playbook of sorts — while the scam may look different on the surface, the plays are mostly the same.
This quiz is a fun way to determine if you are able to recognize and avoid investment scams and know what to do to take action.