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Consumer Advisory and Public
Service Announcement
CFTC Customer Protection:
Fraud Awareness, Prevention and Reporting

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Trading Futures and Options: Protection Against Fraud

The CFTC is the Federal agency that regulates the trading of commodity futures and option contracts in the United States and takes action against firms or individuals suspected of illegally or fraudulently selling commodity futures and options. The CFTC's fraud awareness, prevention and reporting initiatives involve: educating futures market users, protecting futures market participants, and reviewing information and complaints that market participants send to us.

About the Futures Markets

Before you trade

Know the basics in futures trading

Watch out for these warning signs

What should you do?

Visit the our Web site for more information:

Report possible violations of commodity futures trading laws:

Call the CFTC's Division of Enforcement at:
866-FON-CFTC (866-366-2382)

Submit our online form located at:

Send us a letter addressed to:
CFTC, Office of Cooperative Enforcement
1155 21st Street, NW • Washington, DC 20581


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