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90-Second Financial Fix

Protecting yourself from financial fraud

About the author

Kelsey Hubbard is a freelance broadcast journalist based in Connecticut. She is a former host of ABC News’ Money Matters and was a longtime host and reporter for The Wall Street Journal’s daily video business news shows.

Financial scams have always targeted the elderly and more unsophisticated investors, but now there are some new threats for which everyone should be on guard.

Consumer and investor advocates are concerned that in the United States, some new financial rules could raise the danger of fraud.

No matter where you live, however, here is what you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones from falling victim.