Whether your a novice or seasoned investor being proactive can help you avoid a Ponzi scheme and other investment frauds. Here are 5 questions to consider before investing any of your money:~~1. Is the seller licensed?~2. Is the investment registered?~3. How do the risks compare with the potential rewards?~4. Do I understand the investment?~5. Where can I turn for help?~~
For more information visit the Securities and Exchange Commission's guide for "Questions You Should Ask About Your Investments".