Listed below are links to web sites that may be of interest to you. Feel free to visit these web sites.
Background Information on your Advisor
- BrokerCheck is a free tool to help investors research the professional backgrounds of current and former FINRA-registered brokerage firms and brokers. It should be the first resource investors turn to when choosing whether to do business or continue to do business with a particular broker or brokerage firm. Through BrokerCheck, investors can: Search for both brokers and brokerage firms, obtain online delivery of a background report, view explanatory information to help them better understand the content, context and source of the information provided
Annual Credit Report (Free)
- This site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. AnnualCreditReport.com is the official site to help consumers to obtain their free credit report.
Federal Trade Commission: Protecting America's Consumer
- To prevent business practices that are anticompetitive or deceptive or unfair to consumers; to enhance informed consumer choice and public understanding of the competitive process; and to accomplish this without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.
Find Lost Money in Florida
- Currently, the Chief Financial Officer in Florida holds unclaimed property accounts valued at more than $1 billion, mostly from dormant accounts in financial institutions, insurance and utility companies, securities and trust holdings. In addition to money and securities, unclaimed property includes tangible property such as watches, jewelry, coins, currency, stamps, historical items and other miscellaneous articles from abandoned safe deposit boxes. Unclaimed money is deposited into the state school fund, where it is used for public education. There is, however, no statute of limitations, and citizens have the right to claim their property any time at no cost. Most states have a web site devoted to unclaimed money. Simply do a Google search such as "find lost money in Pennsylvania."
Identity Theft Protection
- This website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft. On this site, consumers can learn how to avoid identity theft – and learn what to do if their identity is stolen. Businesses can learn how to help their customers deal with identity theft, as well as how to prevent problems in the first place.
- FINRA is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. We oversee nearly 4,450 brokerage firms, 161,065 branch offices and 629,755 registered securities representatives. Our chief role is to protect investors by maintaining the fairness of the U.S. capital markets.
Kelly Blue Book (KBB)
- Find the value of your used car by checking the Kelly Blue Book online. Or find out what your dealer paid for the new car you plan to buy. Read car reviews, compare cars using the KBB online tool, or order the CARFAX vehicle history of a particular car.
National Consumer League's Fraud Center
- If you are the victim of telemarketing or internet fraud, you can fill out an online complaint form and the Fraud Center will forward it to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. The site also has tips on how to avoid telemarketing fraud, internet fraud, and scams against businesses and the elderly.
Stop Fraud Now
- Resources on how to protect yourself from Securities, Commodities and Investment Fraud. Financial Fraud encompasses a wide range of illegal behavior - from mortgage scams to Ponzi schemes, credit card theft to tax fraud.
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