Investor Protection Campaign Partners

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation is working with many partners to develop the campaign. Each of these partners is dedicated to improving the resources available to protect older investors from investment fraud.
  • The principal mission of the Office of Securities is to protect Maine investors by administering and enforcing the Maine Securities Act and related statutes. The Office is part of Maine’s Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, which encourages sound ethical business practices through the regulation of insurers, financial institutions, creditors, and numerous professions and occupations in addition to the securities industry.

  • The National Center for Victims of Crime is a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims' issues. After more than 25 years, we remain the most comprehensive national resource committed to advancing victims' rights and helping victims of crime rebuild their lives. The Financial Crime Resource Center at the National Center for Victims of Crime partners with organizations around the United States who work with victims of fraud, identity theft and other financial crimes to ensure that victims have access to the best possible services and advice to assist them with recovery.

  • The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) is a private, nonprofit tax-exempt [501(c)(3)] organization whose primary mission is to be the nation’s leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime. NCPC manages the McGruff® "Take A Bite Out of Crime®" public service advertising campaign. For more information, visit

  • The NTVCC has been in operation since 2006 and provides education and prevention services to consumers who have been victims, or are at risk of being victims, of mass marketing fraud—from lottery and prize scams, to oil and gas investments. NTVCC operates a call center or "reverse boiler room," where volunteers and staff gather to contact fraud victims and other people at risk. With a combination of part-time staff and 70 volunteers, each year we provide one-on-one counseling to hundreds of thousands of consumers. Learn more at

  • NW3C provides a nationwide support system for law enforcement and regulatory agencies involved in the prevention, investigation and prosecution of economic and high-tech crime. We deliver training in computer forensics, cyber and financial crime investigations and intelligence analysis. We offer investigative support to agencies investigating white collar and related crimes. We conduct original research on all facets of white collar crime. We are a valuable partner in the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3®), which allows victims of cyber crime to report incidents to law enforcement.

  • The SEC protects investors, promotes fairness in the securities markets, and shares information about companies and investment professionals to help investors make informed decisions and invest with confidence. The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy provides a variety of services and tools to address the problems and questions you may face as an investor. They cannot tell you what investments to make, but we can help you to invest wisely and avoid fraud. The SEC Military Service Member’s Initiative conducts proactive outreach to educate service members about savings and investment, investment fees and expenses, retirement programs specific to educators and service members, and the red flags of investment fraud.

  • The Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities, and Health Care Administration (BISHCA) regulates a variety of financial service providers such as banks, credit unions, mortgage brokers, consumer loan companies, securities brokers/dealers, investment advisors and insurance companies.

  • The mission of the Vermont State Treasurer's Office is to manage the financial resources within its purview effectively and efficiently, and to promote prudent financial practices in the State of Vermont.

  • The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) regulates a variety of financial service providers such as banks, credit unions, mortgage brokers, consumer loan companies, payday lenders, and securities brokers and dealers. In addition to posting information about licensees and administrative actions, DFI’s Web site features consumer tips on a variety of financial fraud-related topics and the agency promotes financial literacy through a variety of media and outreach events and activities. The mission of the DFI Securities Division is "To protect the investing public and promote confidence in the capital markets." This mission is accomplished through a variety of regulatory and enforcement tools from reviewing offerings and licensing investment professionals to investigating complaints and bringing enforcement actions.

  • The West Virginia Securities Division of the State Auditor’s Office is charged with enforcing state securities laws. The three main working groups of the division are registration, enforcement and investor education. Field staff are also available to offer programs that help citizens identify, avoid and report investment fraud.