Investment scams include Ponzi schemes, bogus financial advisers, and complex or fraudulent schemes that promise, but don’t deliver, big returns.
Sometimes, seminars or free lunches provide a front for this crime. However, keep in mind that many legitimate investment marketing promotions use this approach.
You might even be conned by a new “friend” you meet at church or in other community groups who offers you a tip or opportunity to invest in a scheme.
The Cadiz Police Department says you shoule always seek professional advice from a trusted source before committing money to any scheme.