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What are different types of investment frauds?

Here is a list of some common types of frauds that investors should be aware of:
  • Ponzi schemes or pyramid schemes
  • Internet stock tips
  • Seasonal trading in gas and oil
  • Affinity fraud

For more information about these different types of investment fraud read NFA's brochure, Scams and Swindles: An Educational Guide to Avoiding Investment Fraud. 

For a detailed list of specific industry related frauds, such as foreign currency (forex), weather-related and precious metals scams, visit the CFTC's fraud advisories list.

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