WYDaily has collaborated with AARP to raise awareness about scams people need to watch out for.
A scam will be featured every Wednesday, so be sure to always check WYDaily.com and be in the know.
Here’s this week’s edition:
The process of investing your money is easier than ever these days.
The Internet and airwaves, and the occasional free lunch seminars, are full of innovative new can’t-miss investment opportunities that just need one thing: your money, and fast.
When confronted with such an offer, take a deep breath, and avoid making a decision in a heightened emotional state.
Take the time to check out the credentials and history of the adviser pitching the investment at brokercheck.finra.org, and check out the investment at investor.gov. If an investment isn’t registered, that’s a red flag it could be a scam.
Visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network by clicking here or call the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline at 877-908-3360 to report a scam or get help if you’ve fallen victim.
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