Scams. They don’t discriminate. From gullible senior citizens to FIFA officials, fraudulent scams exist on every playing field.

And when someone comes knocking at your door, or a too-good-to-be-true email shows up in your inbox, it’s important to know the right questions to ask and information to know so an all-too-perfect scenario doesn’t turn into an absolute financial nightmare.

My company, Financial Guard, an investment advising firm, wants everyone to have access to the most efficient tools and knowledge to protect their own finances. We wish we could eliminate the frauds of the world, but the next best thing is arming our clients with an adequate arsenal of tools to protect your finances and keep you out of financial trouble!

So the next time a salesperson comes around, here are a few quick tips to help you determine if they’re looking out for your best interest. If they’re making claims similar to the ones in the red boxes, steer clear!Financial Guard infographic

Please visit our Financial Guard blog to learn more about how to protect yourself and your finances from the scammers of the world!