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INVESTMENT FRAUD: RED FLAGS FOR OLDER AMERICANS
07/24/2015

Older Americans are often targets of investment fraud. The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy recently issued an Investor Alert to help seniors identify signs that what is offered as an investment may actually be a fraud. The SEC identifies five “red flags” seniors should look out for when making an investment decision. The promise of a high rate of return, with little or no risk, is a classic warning sign of investment fraud. Every investment carries some degree of risk, and the potential for greater returns generally comes with greater risk. Avoid putting money into “can’t miss” investment opportunities or those promising “guaranteed returns.” Remember – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is...HIGHLIGHTED EVENT: Are you a new investor with limited knowledge about options? Attend an Options Industry Council (OIC) Investor Education Seminar near you ...

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The Options Industry Council (OIC) was created in 1992 as an industry cooperative to increase the understanding of exchange-listed options and promote their responsible use among individual investors, their financial advisors and institutional investors. OIC offerings include live seminars, a comprehensive website with trading tools and online classes, newsletters and brochures and a free Help Desk staffed by options professionals. Today, its sponsors include the U.S. Options Exchanges and The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC).



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