Tuesday, June 23, 2009

FINRA Podcast: "Psychology of a Scam"

FINRA recently released the latest in its series of Investor Podcasts discussing financial issues and timely topics for investors, and alerting investors to trends and potential pitfalls. FINRA's newest podcast is an eight minute discussion entitled, "Psychology of a Scam," addressing "the psychological tactics fraudsters use and ways to guard against them." Both sophisticated and novice investors and financial professionals may benefit from this short discussion of how ponzi schemers and "pump and dump" con artists attract and ensnare victims, and how to spot and resist their tactics.

FINRA's "Psychology of a Scam" is available at: http://www.accelacomm.com/jump/inv_podcast_09/www.accelacast.com/programs/FINRA_inv_podcasts/FINRA_Investor_Podcast-Psychology_of_a_Scam.mp3