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Fraud Prevention

Action Guide

Elder Investment Fraud

How to Avoid Scams: It is important to be aware of Internet fraud including the most common scams, how to avoid becoming a victim, and how to report it. To be on top of the game, it is necessary to become savvy enough to avoid the often costly and illegal activity from wreaking havoc and causing unnecessary stress and strife for those who conduct business as well as personal tasks online.

How to Prevent Identity Theft 2020? 100 Advanced Tips! Identity theft is one of the most alarming, yet under-discussed problems affecting American consumers.



Religious Affinity Fraud Scam Alert

How to Choose a Financial Advisor (go to Unit 3 “The Basics” guide)

The Madoff Affair, Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme, by PBS, FRONTLINE 


Additional Resources:

FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

Investor Education Overview

Investment Fraud Awareness Quiz

Learn How to Identify and Report Frauds and Scams

Scams and Safety: Common Fraud Schemes FBI encounters.

Top Investor Threats


Contact Us:
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)
Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau (CS&CL)
Securities and Audit Division
Address:  PO Box 30018, Lansing, MI 48909
Overnight Mail (FedEx/UPS): 2407 N. Grand River Ave, Lansing, MI 48906
Phone: (517) 335-5237
(517) 763-0039