I'll admit it.
I didn't read the entire page about Ponzi Schemes at the SEC site.
Feeling quite satisfied with myself, I quit reading where the post ended.
My friend Terry, anal puppy that he is, read every word and came up with the following.
What are some Ponzi scheme �red flags�?
Many Ponzi schemes share common characteristics. Look for these warning signs:
High investment returns with little or no risk. Every investment carries some degree of risk, and investments yielding higher returns typically involve more risk.
Be highly suspicious of any �guaranteed� investment opportunity.
Thanks to Terry for a very nice pickup.