Investment opportunities, or "get rich quick" schemes, are a favorite of fraudsters. Whether they're selling securities, oil wells, or gold coins, fraudulent promoters will try to get you to invest your money — and lots of it. The only thing you can rely on - You won't get anything back. Investment opportunities that claim to be low risk and high reward almost always are frauds.
• Independently verify claims. Never invest solely on what you read in a newsletter.
• Beware of promoters who pressure you to buy before you have a chance to think about and fully investigate an opportunity.
Don't fall for the line that you'll lose out on a "once-in-a-lifetime" chance to make big money if you don't act quickly.