Watch our new Straight Talk from the SEC video and check out all of our Before You Invest, Investor.gov campaign materials.
Straight Talk: From the SEC
The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy recently launched a public service campaign focused on helping individuals protect themselves from investment fraud. Examples of materials from the Before You Invest, Investor.gov campaign are available below.
Confessional – Daniel
Confessional – Ed
Confessional – Karen
Confessional – Mary
“Defrauded” (:30) — Script: Investor.gov presents, “Tales from a Fraudster.” I’ve cleaned out people’s retirement savings. Spent their annual bonuses. I once bought myself a boat with this kid’s college fund. Defrauding people is easy. I just look them in the eye and say things like: I’ve saved this last unit for you. I can guarantee huge returns on this. And then, I smile. At that point their money might as well be mine. Protect you money. Find out if you’re dealing with a registered investment professional at Investor.gov. Before you invest, Investor.gov.