Smart Invest Ks

An Investor Education initiative brought to you by the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner, a Division of the Kansas Insurance Department.

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Top Five fraud

Research shows that 1 in 10 Americans will fall victim to investment fraud.  These are the top 5 categories of investments where Kansans have fallen victim to fraud. There are legitimate investments in these categories. One way to avoid falling victim to investment fraud is to use the tools linked on this website to do your own due diligence before investing your money. 

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Oil/Gas Investments or Interests

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Ponzi and Pyramid Schemes

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Promissory Notes

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High risk stocks and unregistered private offerings

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Other :

Four Others Tied – Affinity Fraud, Annuities – Variable, Commodities – Precious Metals, Real Estate Investments