Gathering and reviewing documentation regarding a particular investment is an excellent way to make wise investment decisions and avoid investment scams. Take a careful look at any documentation you receive, research the investment online, and use FINRA’s BrokerCheck service and the SEC’s Investment Adviser Public Disclosure webpage to obtain as much information as possible about the person promoting it. If you cannot locate your investment sales person on either of those two websites, do not proceed. They are not licensed or registered to either sell securities or give investment advice.
When reviewing the investment, pay particular attention to:
If you can’t find this information in the documentation you’ve received, speak with your financial professional. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or seek clarification if you don’t understand what you see. If things don’t seem to add up, be sure to review the investment with a trusted professional or your lawyer.
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