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Investments & Grants

Do your research before you commit to an alternative investment or money-making opportunity. Promises of “free money,” mysterious financial models, and outsize returns most likely are scams.

What To Know About Cryptocurrency and Scams

Confused about cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin and Ethereum? You’re not alone. Before you use or invest in cryptocurrency, know what makes it different from cash and other payment methods, and how to spot cryptocurrency scams or detect cryptocurrency accounts that may be compromised.

Real Estate and Investment Scams

Learn to spot and avoid real estate investment seminar scams, investment coaching scams, and precious metals and coins investment scams.

Understanding Crowdfunding

Read this article to understand crowdfunding and get tips on thigs to consider before contributing a fundraising campaign through crowdfunding.

Veterans' Pensions

Dishonest advisers try to get veterans to transfer their assets so they appear to qualify for Aid & Attendance benefits but don’t inform them of the negative implications.

Investing in Gold

These tips can help you research a potential investment in gold.

Investing in Bullion and Bullion Coins

If you want to invest in bullion or bullion coins, getting answers to some important questions first can make a big difference — and potentially save you some money.

Investing in Collectible Coins

Investing in collectible coins requires you to investigate: here’s what to know about the coins, the graders, and the sellers.

Government Grant Scams

Those offers of free grants from the government to pay for education, home repairs, home business expenses, or unpaid bills don’t add up.