Trilogy Financial Services Scam - We Provide Information on Avoiding Scams
Avoiding Investment Scams
All investments carry some level of risk. Don't buy into any product if the
salesperson says there is no risk to it, even if you like and trust that
person. To avoid falling into an investment scam and losing a lot of money
here are some key principles to follow:
1. Buy only from licensed financial professionals. Stockbrokers and
investment advisers must be licensed to sell you stocks, bonds, and mutual
funds. Avoid buying investments from persons who are not licensed to sell
2. Always review your account statements. Check all statements and
ask questions right away about anything that seems incorrect, unauthorized,
or unclear. If your investment company's broker or adviser refuses to
comply promptly when you ask to withdraw money from your account or
does not provide proper statements put your complaint in writing to the
3. Buy investment products that you have checked carefully. Stick to
buying investment products that you have researched yourself and buy
4. Ignore spam email Fake websites and blogs are sometimes set up to
provide false information about investments.
5. Be careful if you are invited to invest via phone, at a meeting, or
at a social event. Make sure you get details about any investment in
writing, and be sure to check them out. If someone pressures you to buy
quickly or claims that the offer is only good "right now" - just say no.
6. If it’s promoted as a "sure thing" - don't buy it. All investments
carry some level of risk. Don't buy into any product if the salesperson says
there is no risk to it, even if you like and trust that person. A salesperson
can be the victim of a scam, too.
7. Never make an investment payable to the salesperson. Always
make your payment to the investment company.
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