While Equity Trust is providing tools to help investors protect themselves, it ultimately is up to individuals to do their due diligence. The help and fraud center will be a great resource for self-directed IRA investors.
Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) November 15, 2012
Self-directed IRAs can be a profitable way to build a retirement nest egg, but before each investment is completed, the investor needs to do the proper due diligence. Leading self-directed IRA custodian Equity Trust Company has provided a new tool to help educate clients about investigating investing opportunities to prevent being the victim of fraud, scams, and Ponzi schemes. Equity Trust Company’s fraud and scam knowledge center, available on the company’s website, helps to equip investors to possibly prevent these types of losses.
The knowledge center provides valuable information about scams and fraudulent investments such as:
- Questions to ask to help identify scams
- How to perform due diligence on investment opportunities
- Descriptions of the common types of fraud schemes
- Where to report fraudulent investments and other scams
- Additional resources to obtain more information
In a statement, Equity Trust says, “While Equity Trust is providing tools to help investors protect themselves, it ultimately is up to individuals to do their due diligence. The help and fraud center will be a great resource for self-directed IRA investors.”
In today’s unpredictable economy, normal investment losses are at the forefront of investors’ minds. Equity Trust Company is one custodian who wants to give its clients all the tools it can to keep hard earned IRA funds out of the wrong hands.
About Equity Trust
Equity Trust Company is the nation's leading provider of self-directed IRAs and 401ks, with over 130,000 clients in all 50 states and close to $11 billion of retirement plan assets under administration. Self-Directed IRAs and other retirement plans allow you to create lasting wealth by investing in areas where you have knowledge, expertise and comfort.
In addition to traditional retirement investments such as stocks and mutual funds, clients at Equity Trust can diversify their retirement plans into assets such as real estate, private placements, notes, deeds of trust, tax liens, foreign currency and much more.
As a passive custodian Equity Trust has no conflicts of interests, as it does not offer investments or investment advice. Equity Trust, a highly regulated financial institution, is made up of a staff of experienced professionals who truly care about serving our clients.