1300 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2996
An informed investor is the best protection against securities fraud. Scam artists prey on people who don't ask many questions and take the time to understand the "mechanics" of a particular investment. Know how to recognize fraud and reduce
the possibility of falling victim to an investment scam:
First, make sure you get proper written information such as a prospectus or offering materials before you buy. The documentation should contain enough clear and accurate information to allow you or your adviser to evaluate and verify the particulars of the investment. Most importantly, ask and check on the investment promoter's background--make sure that person is licensed to offer and sell investments in Arizona and does not have a disciplinary history with regulators.
But con artists are skilled liars and can make a fraudulent investment look and sound legitimate. How can you tell the difference? Take note of the following fraud prevention tips on how to ask the right questions and verify the answers before you invest:
Check here to sign up for Consumer Alerts from the Corporation Division. To receive alerts for your business register at eCorp.azcc.gov.Please call 602-542-3026 with questions for the Corporations Division.
Check here to sign up for Notices and Agendas for Commission Meetings, Hearings and Appearances.Please call 602-542-3931 with any questions.
Check here to receive the latest Commission News Releases and information. Please call 602-542-0728 with any questions.