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Investor Education Program

The Tennessee Securities Division provides practical, current information to help investors evaluate an investment opportunity and avoid becoming a victim of fraud. Most of all, we encourage investors to ask the right questions and call us to find out whether the salesperson and the security are registered. An informed and skeptical investor is the best tool to prevent fraud.

Speakers are available for community groups and organizations at no charge. Groups interested in scheduling an Investor Education Program representative should contact our office at 800-863-9117.

Information to Help You

This site contains information covering several investment-related topics including:

  • General information and tips on saving and investing.
  • Fraud avoidance
  • How senior citizens can avoid being taken advantage of and what steps to take if you feel you need to file a complaint
  • Links to other sites and agencies that can be helpful and informative. Useful forms are available for use offline and you can also find out how to determine if your salesperson is licensed to sell securities.

Valuable Resources

Promissory Notes
10 Commandments of Personal Finance for Young People
10 Tips - How to Avoid Investment Fraud
20 Questions to Ask a Person Selling Investments
Been Done Dirty?
Boiler Room Scams
Choosing Broker-dealers and Agents
Developing a Financial Plan & Setting Financial Goals
FSI: Fraud Scene Investigator 
Investor Bill of Rights 
Peer to Peer TN 
The Basics of Savings and Investing - Investor Education 2020 
Top 10 Investor Traps 


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