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31 Common Investment Scams and Red Flags

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Fraudster’s playbook

Investing can be part of a healthy financial future, but have you ever been offered an investment ‘opportunity’ that you weren’t sure about? Check out our new resource to help you identify and avoid the seven steps scam artists take and protect your hard-earned money – the fraudster’s playbook.

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