How can the Securities Division help me?
Contact the Commission's Securities Division to inquire about the license status and possible disciplinary history of the investment salesperson or adviser--even if it's with someone you know and trust:
Investigator on Duty (Enforcement)
DUTIES: Answers questions about filing a complaint about an investment; provides background information on securities dealers, salesmen, or investment advisers and their representatives upon request.
Also, before handing over your hard-earned money, ask enough questions to understand how the investment works then verify the answers with an objective resource, someone who is knowledgeable in financial matters, but who does not stand to benefit financially. Review the 16 questions that can turn off a swindle to protect your money from con artists and unscrupulous investment professionals.