Be careful seeking investment info on Web

'Seemingly free advice' can come with a catch

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I don’t know about you, but when I’m seeking investment information on the Internet, I want to know the name and credentials of the person offering this seemingly free advice.

Unfortunately, the frustrating part of an online search is that when you think you arrived at a Web site with pertinent advice, it’s impossible to find out who exactly is giving out this information and more than likely the objective of this innocent-looking educational site is to obtain personal information about you.