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February 6, 2009

The "Scam Meter"

Check out this investor education website from our friends at FINRA. The website is located at www.saveandinvest.org. The site contains a ton of useful information--too much to cover in this blog posting.

Are You Being Scammed?

We have all heard that any investment that sounds too good to be true probably is. According to FINRA, the trick is figuring out when "good" becomes "too good." One easy-to-use is the "Scam Meter." In four easy questions, the Scam Meter promises to help you determine whether an investment is a scam. Check it out.

Get Your Name Off of Telemarketing Lists

You can easily take your name off telemarketing and junk mail lists. Any legitimate marketing firm will honor your request. Contact each of the the groups below and "opt out" of unwanted marketing pitches.

Telemarketing Calls -- visit www.donotcall.gov or call toll-free (888) 382-1222

Direct Mail and Email Offers -- visit www.dmaconsumers.org

Online Cookie Collecting -- visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/