Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Investor Education

The fight against investment fraud never stops because each year con artists discover new ways to take your money.

Whether you are old or young, rich or poor, investing for a long time or just beginning – it is never too late to become a more educated investor. Do not simply focus on the return. When all is said and done, you are ultimately responsible for your investment decisions. You work hard, and the future you are investing in is yours.

Remember, if an investment opportunity sounds too good too be true, it probably is.

Before You Invest
Check whether an investment, investment professional or firm is registered by calling DFI at 360-902-8700 or 1-877-RING DFI (746-4334).


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