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The Tools You NeedContinuing our focus on financial aptitude, Tricks of the Trade: Outsmarting Investor Fraud seeks to raise awareness about investment fraud and offer tips and tools on protecting yourself against fraudsters. Working in partnership with the Investor Education Program at the Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration (BISHCA) and in conjunction with the FINRA-developed documentary, Tricks of the Trade: Outsmarting Investment Fraud, VPT's multi-platform campaign offers advice, tools and resources to help Vermonters recognize and guard against investment fraud. Don't be outsmarted – check it out!
Tools & Useful LinksFind tools and useful links to help you avoid investment fraud including: an investor knowledge quiz, tips for older investors, finding a registered professional and many more.
Ask the ExpertDo you have questions about investment fraud? Get your questions answered by Bill Carrigan, Securities Examiner and Investor Education Coordinator at the Vermont Securities Division.
Watch OnlineYou can watch the full Tricks of the Trade: Outsmarting Investor Fraud documentary plus many more clips from the collaborative Making Sense New England project to help you learn how to avoid investor fraud.
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Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College
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FINRA Investor Education Foundation
The FINRA Investor Education Foundation provides underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success throughout life.
Vermont Securities Division Investor Education Program
A division of BISHCA, the Investor Education Program promotes financial literacy for Vermonters of all ages.
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