Ebola protect themselves from fraud

Whether Better Business Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission warned consumers to beware of Ebola-related charity scam. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority warned investors to avoid being involved in claiming to develop new products, in order to prevent the spread of this deadly disease corporate fraud.

In order to avoid charity scam ……

Only to charities you know and trust. You can check to charity in Give.org scene BBB charitable organization found to deal with the Ebola epidemic in CharityNavigator.org or giving CDC Foundation, which helps for Disease Control and Prevention Ebola Response Center list.

Do not give out financial information unsolicited caller ClaI Ming is a charity. The consumer receives BBB report someone claiming to be in the Bronx, New York, is to raise funds to help Zhang phone Ebola well-known charities, but no such branch exists.

Do not click on unsolicited email links or attachments. can open the attachment malware according to FTC installed on your computer. And it may require the link will lead to drain your account can be used to steal your identity or fraudulent website personal information.

Aalert fundraising efforts of social media. Just because you see touted organization or fundraising activities on Facebook or Twitter, does not mean it is legitimate. The Federal Trade Commission recommends that you hope before any solicitation of donations ng report. You can use the website listed above.

Do not give cash. payment record transactions for tax purposes by check or credit card. Also note that if you pass a person, not a charitable organization, giving money to run the program, your donation might not qualify as a tax-free gift, reported BBB.

In order to avoid stock fraud …

Wary of claims that the company is expected to substantial growth in as a so-called cure or treat diseases such as Ebola diseasePoison, senior vice president of FINRA Investor Education Gerry Walsh said the results in a written statement. This may indicate that the scammers in order to artificially increase the value of what is commonly referred to as pump-and-dump stock scheme. In this case, scammers try to lure investors to buy stocks and promises of big returns. However, once the stock price increases liar profit selling their shares quickly pulled down the price, worthless (or nearly worthless) stocks, no one wants to buy the remaining investors, according to FINRA.

Consider the source of stock tips. should have an e-mail or skeptical of the hype from unknown senders a company and its products, promotional materials according to FINRA, investors. This is a dangerous signal, if you pay attention to it upside associated with the company’s stock only, and did not mention the risk of many versions or email submerged. This is a typical “pump” stage pump-and-dump stock scams. You can use FINRA broker check or call your state securities regulator to find out if whether to sell the stock or investment properly authorized person, his or her company and FINRA, the SEC and state regulatory agencies for registration.

Do your own research. FINRA recommended to do an online search for the company and its officials look for red flags. Pay particular attention to the recent or more of the company name change, and the recent prosecution of belief or company officials. Use the Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR database to see if the company files reports with the SEC. If so, read these reports to verify that you have received any information about the company.

Know where to stock trading. The most unsolicited investment advice does not relate to the A M ajor stock exchanges such as the Nasdaq or New York Stock Exchange. Instead, they might trade “over the counter” and relaxed listing standards, such as running the exchange by the OTC Markets Group. Although many over-the-counter shares are shares issued by a legitimate company can often change, prices are likely to move from a trade or substantially lower down the device. This also means that it can become difficult when you want to sell shares – especially if the price of a sharp decline in