Be wary of unsolicited phone calls and letters;
Always demand written information -- and read it carefully;
Be suspicious of "insider information," "hot tips," or "rumors;"
Never be afraid to ask questions or tell someone that you don’t understand;
Don’t give in to high-pressure sales tactics;
Don’t believe promises of doubling or tripling your money in a short time;
Deal only with established brokers;
Check with the Attorney General’s Bureau of Investor Protection for information about brokers;
Never rush in. Remember, when in doubt about an investment opportunity, it’s usually safer to wait.