8 common investment scams

Know the common investment scams circulating so you can recognize them and be safe with your money.

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Romance scams

If you meet someone online but have not seen them in-person, and they begin to ask you for money, it’s likely a scam.

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Affinity fraud

Fraudsters will use their targets’ group identity to gain their trust. Once they have established strong relationships, they convince people to invest in their scheme.

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Identity theft

Identity theft is when someone uses your personal information – such as credit card number, social insurance number, or other info – to commit fraud.

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7 signs of financial elder abuse

Everyone has a role to play in identifying and preventing financial elder abuse. The following are signs to watch for, that it could be happening to an older person you know.

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Grandparent scams and how to avoid them

In grandparent scams, the scammer will pretend to be your grandchild. Scammers may say they urgently need cash from you. Follow these tips to avoid becoming a victim of this scam.

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Be cautious with celebrity endorsements

Famous people are often used to promote products and services or to help raise awareness for events or special causes. Increasingly, some celebrities are endorsing investments or products marketed as investments.

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Boiler room scams

Investment scams are often pulled off by a team of people who set up a makeshift office, called a “boiler room”.

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