Retirement & Financial Planning Report

Someone you don’t know trying to get you to make a snap decision on an investment offering? If that’s the case, give them a firm “no” and then let your fingers do the walking. Call 800-289-9999 and report what’s happened. That will be put you in touch with the National Association of Securities Dealers where someone will help you find out if the deal and the “agent” who’s pitching the deal is legit or may be a scam artist. No matter what you do, remember that con artists are adept at this form of deception and will take your money if you aren’t careful. It wouldn’t hurt to ask the person (or persons) trying to sell you the deal for something in writing. This not only gives you time to consider what they’ve been telling you but also can give investigators something to go on in case there’s an investigation.