Understanding Investment Professional Designations

Some financial professionals use a professional designation that implies that they are experts regarding certain financial issues. The Truth About Investment Professional Designations The education, experience, and other requirements for receiving and maintaining financial and investment professional designations vary greatly. In some cases, a financial professional may...

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What is a "Business Email Compromise" Scheme?

A Business Email Compromise (BEC) scheme is a cyber-enabled financial fraud scheme, in which a compromised email account is used to facilitate a fraudulent financial transaction. In a BEC scheme transaction the email owner believes the transaction to be legitimate, but the money is re-routed...

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Trade Fraud Costs the U.S. Government Millions Each Year

Trade fraud occurs when an importer of goods into the United States misrepresents information about the products being imported, thereby violating trade laws and evading importer duties. The U.S. government loses millions in revenue every year as a result of trade fraud. Types of Trade Fraud According...

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