Learn & Protect

Fraud Center

Anyone could be a victim of fraud. Criminals who commit fraud are experts of deception and emotional manipulation. Read more to learn about five highly prevalent frauds.


  • If you feel rushed, anxious, or pressured in any way, stop and talk to someone you trust.
  • Only trade in markets or products you fully understand, and with entities registered with the CFTC or other federal or state regulators..
  • There is no such thing as a risk-free trade or investment.

Spot Fraud:

1) The entity or individuals are not registered with the CFTC.

2) Website or solicitations contain grammatical or spelling errors.

3) The entity’s website doesn’t disclose a physical headquarters address or customer service number. (Confirm the address by conducting a street-level map search.)

4) Check the trading website’s domain registration at lookup.icann.org to determine if the entity has been in business as long as it claims.

If you have been defrauded, report it to the government and to the digital asset exchange or the social media websites involved. You can report it to the CFTC or the FBI.