The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy recently began piloting 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.
Television (below is a video of a :30 television spot)
“Big Frank” (:30) — Script: I met Big Frank at church. We both loved classic cars and college hoops. I liked hanging out with him and—when he offered to manage my investments—I trusted him. If only I’d known about Investor.gov. A quick search there and I’d have seen he was NOT a registered investment professional. My life savings . . . might still be mine. Protect your money. Find out if you’re dealing with a registered investment professional at Investor.gov. Before you invest, Investor.gov.