The mission of the CFTC is to protect investors and the public from fraud in the commodity futures and options markets. This section:
- educates consumers about U.S. futures markets
- notifies the public about the types of fraud in the marketplace
- offers guidance on how to file complaints or send in tips regarding suspicious activities
- provides updates on disciplinary actions
Learn Before You Invest
Futures markets are inherently volatile, complex, and risky. Our Education Center will help you understand the purpose, process, and the pitfalls of trading in the futures markets.
File a Complaint or Send a Tip
The CFTC welcomes information from the public about possible violations of the commodity futures laws. This section explains how to:
- File a complaint with our Reparations Program
- Send a tip to our Enforcement Division regarding suspicious activities or transactions
Follow the Status of Enforcement Actions and Disciplinary Sanctions
- Case Status Reports
Provide the status of open enforcement actions
- Reparations Sanctions
Search our historical database of individuals and firms who are prohibited from trading.
- Administrative Sanctions
Search our historical database of individuals and firms who have been suspended or disqualified from trading, or otherwise sanctioned.
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Find Out if Your Broker is Registered
Use the National Futures Association’s BASIC database to find out if your broker is registered or if there is a futures-related regulatory or non-regulatory action against them.
CFTC Enforcement Press Releases
Get the latest news from the CFTC on o ur enforcement actions
CFTC Enforcement Actions
The CFTC takes enforcement actions against individuals and firms registered with the Commission, those who are engaged in commodity futures and option trading on designated domestic exchanges, and those who improperly market futures and options contracts.