Natural disasters such as wildfires, floods and hurricanes often give rise to investment scams. These scams can take many forms, including promoters touting companies purportedly involved in cleanup and recovery efforts that falsely guarantee high returns, and Ponzi schemes where new investors' money is used to pay money promised to earlier investors. Fraudsters may try to take advantage of investors who receive lump sum insurance payouts.
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Investing Quiz – May 2021
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