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Buyer, beware: Here are the top 10 investment scams

CNBC Logo CNBC | Slide 1 of 11: Has someone made you an investment offer that sounds too good — and lucrative — to be true? Then it probably is. Two years ago financial advisor rating firm Paladin Research & Registry compiled a list of the 10 most common and potentially destructive investment scams out there. The list still holds water today. From the always suspect pyramid scheme to potentially shady annuity sales, here's a look at where you should avoid putting your money — at all costs.By CNBC's Kenneth KiesnoskiReposted 26 September 2017. Originally posted 07 April 2015

Has someone made you an investment offer that sounds too good — and lucrative — to be true? Then it probably is. Two years ago financial advisor rating firm Paladin Research & Registry compiled a list of the 10 most common and potentially destructive investment scams out there. The list still holds water today. From the always suspect pyramid scheme to potentially shady annuity sales, here's a look at where you should avoid putting your money — at all costs.By CNBC's Kenneth KiesnoskiReposted 26 September 2017. Originally posted 07 April 2015
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