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Investor Advisories

May 15, 2024

Informed Investor Advisory: Mobile App Scams

Mobile apps: they’re everywhere. There are millions to explore, and app stores may not have the resources or expertise to verify that every single app uploaded to their store is safe for consumers to use. This includes apps that provide investing services, so investors should be cautious when providing money or personal information. This investor alert explains how mobile app scams work, red flags, and how to protect yourself from investment fraud.
January 25, 2024

NASAA Investor Alert: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Investment Fraud

NASAA and its partners are jointly issuing this Investor Alert to make investors aware of the increase of investment frauds involving the purported use of artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies. Individual investors should know that bad actors are using the growing popularity and complexity of AI to lure victims into scams.
August 29, 2023

Informed Investor Advisory: Will the Real Adviser or Broker Please Stand Up?

Scammers will go to any length to steal your money and personal information, including using technology and publicly available information to impersonate someone else. By taking information from a public database of brokers and investment advisers, a scammer could pretend to be a legitimate investment professional, earn your trust, and steal your identity or convince you to send them money. A little bit of research can prevent you from falling for their schemes.
August 22, 2023

Informed Investor Advisory: Other People’s Money Investment Scams

This NASAA investor advisory explains how you can protect yourself from the "Other People's Money" investment scam.
June 7, 2023

Informed Investor Advisory: Seniors’ Guide to Staying Safe Online

To avoid online scams, it is important to keep on top of the web services, subscriptions, and passwords that you are using. This investor advisory explains how you can take a proactive role in staying more secure online.
March 29, 2023

Informed Investor Advisory: Crypto

This investor advisory explains why some investors may be exposed to risky investments in the crypto industry without knowing it. Investors should understand what assets are being held in their investment portfolio.
November 29, 2022

Informed Investor Advisory: Unsolicited Text Messages

This investor advisory warns against answering unsolicited text messages from unknown senders.
November 29, 2022

Informed Investor Advisory: Single Stock ETFs

This investor advisory explains single stock ETFs and the risks involved with them.
August 31, 2022

Informed Investor Advisory: The Metaverse

This investor advisory highlights some current metaverse investment scams and discusses ways that investors can protect themselves.
August 2, 2022

Informed Investor Advisory: Finfluencers

This investor advisory explains what finfluencers are, how they are compensated, what you should keep in mind when you are exposed to finfluencers’ content, red flags to watch out for, and resources available to you.

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