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06/04/2015

SEC Freezes Profits From Scheme to Manipulate Avon Stock

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an emergency asset freeze of two U.S. brokerage accounts connected to schemes to manipulate Avon and other stocks, thwarting any ability to cash in on ill-gotten proceeds. Read more

06/03/2015

Investor Alert: Beware of False or Exaggerated Credentials

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) is issuing this Investor Alert to warn investors that fraudsters may misrepresent their backgrounds and experience to lure investors into investment schemes. Before investing, investors should verify that any person who tries to sell them an investment product or service is properly licensed or registered and should not make investment decisions based solely on assertions regarding the person’s credentials or professional experience, including claims found on the Internet or in traditional media sources.Read more

06/03/2015

SEC Warns of Purported Financial Professionals Using False Credentials to Attract Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission today warned investors to thoroughly check the claimed credentials of people soliciting their investments to ensure they are not falsifying, exaggerating, or hiding facts about their backgrounds. The agency has brought several recent enforcement cases along these lines, including two actions announced today. Read more

06/01/2015

Investor Bulletin and Consumer Advisory: Planning for Diminished Capacity and Illness

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and the CFPB’s Office for Older Americans are issuing this bulletin to help investors and consumers understand the potential impact of diminished capacity on their ability to make financial decisions and to encourage investors and consumers to plan for possible diminished financial capacity well before it happens.Read more

06/01/2015

SEC Charges Investment Adviser With Defrauding Retired Teachers

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged an investment adviser in Miami with siphoning money from his investment fund and defrauding investors, including several local teachers and law enforcement officers. Read more