Speaker Details


Dan Rutherford joined the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as its first director of customer education and outreach in April 2016. He came to the CFTC with nearly two decades of personal finance writing and financial education experience. Mr. Rutherford was among the team that organized the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) Office of Financial Education, was an associate director of FINRA's Office of Investor Education, and was the editor of Kiplinger.com

Content from Dan Rutherford

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Your Guide to CFTC SmartCheck Month

This month, spend some time watching True Fraud Stories. These investors have lived through some tough experiences and have shared their stories with the CFTC so you can learn from them, advises …

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Financial Scammers Flock to Social Media

Use CFTC SmartCheck to verify that the company or person you’re about to give your credit card to is properly registered and in good standing, advises Dan Rutherford of the Commodity F…

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Beware of Binary Options Mobile Apps

Binary options are legal yet most of the internet-based trading platforms that promote them are not registered in the United States to sell binary options. How to spot fraud, protect your investments …

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Golden Investment Rule: Check Before Investing in Gold, Silver, Precious Metals

Even for a skeptical investor, the warning signs about scams in gold, silver and precious metals are hard to spot. Some tips to protect yourself and your investments from the Commodity Futures Tradi…