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Have you ever received a postcard or letter advertising a free meal with a financial seminar? The advertisement may promise you'll take home some educational information and enjoy a fancy meal. During or following the seminar, the seminar presenter may raise fear that you may outlive your financial resources, and after a review of your current list of assets, recommends a liquidation of your current investments in order to purchase an annuity or some other high-fee, high-commission investment product.
To avoid the heartburn of a fraudulent or unsuitable investment, consider the following do's and don'ts:
Don't feel obligated to invest just because you received a free meal.
Don't feel pressured by ANYONE to make an immediate decision.
Do think about your financial needs and risk tolerance and if the investment suits both.
Do ask questions and verify the answers with an objective, third party.
Do ask and check about the presenter, product and company by contacting the Investigator on Duty at Commission's Securities Division, 602-542-0662or send an inquiry by email.