Investment Fraud

Last updated: March 29, 2016

What is Investment Fraud?

Investment fraud (also called securities fraud) is any fraudulent practice concerning securities. Usually this involves

  • deceiving investors into investment decisions that are not in their best interest,

  • practices in violation of securities laws that encourage fair play,

  • mishandling investor funds,

  • or stealing money from investors.

The stock market and investing involve complicated systems of financial managing. If you do not understand securities, it is easy to fall into a malicious investment scheme. So, it is important to find a trusted financial adviser in good standing with the Kansas Securities Commissioner.

This section will teach you to spot securities scams. With a few ounces of prevention now you can avoid tragic results. Get started by clicking one of the links below!

Top 10 Securities Scams

Video: Investment Fraud Documentary

Scam Tester

Quiz: Are You Vulnerable to Investment Fraud?