I am wondering how susceptible your IRA is to investment scams.
I am thinking of starting an investment boilerroom making long-distance calls to unaware persons and conning them out of their money. If you believe that you IRA is naive and too trusting and you give me its phone number, I will give you a 15% commission on what ever amount of money I can weasel out of your IRA.
As an added incentive, I will not issue you a 1099, so you will save on taxes twice. First when you have less money to withdraw and pay tax on, and secondly when I don't report a payment to you.