1. Investment Scams: Introduction
  2. Investment Scams: Different Types Of Scams
  3. Investment Scams: Bulletin Boards
  4. Investment Scams: Newsletters
  5. Investment Scams: Dealing With Investment Fraud
  6. Investment Scams: Conclusion

If you come across or are the victim of an investment scam, the best thing to do is report it to the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). They have online forms to contact them at their complaint site: http://www.sec.gov/complaint.shtml.

You can also write them at:

Securities and Exchange Commission
Office of Investor Education & Assistance
450 Fifth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20549-0213
Fax: 202-942-9634

You can forward spam or copies of fraudulent message board postings to:
enforcement@sec.gov.

When contacting the SEC, you only need to give as much personal information as you wish. However, the more information you give them, the better they will be able to help you. Include specific details of how, why and when you were defrauded with any contact info you have on the fraudulent person or company you are reporting.
Investment Scams: Conclusion

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