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SEC Charges Two Men With Insider Trading on Confidential Information From Their Wives

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced two separate cases against men who profited by insider trading on confidential information they learned from their wives about Silicon Valley-based tech companies. Read more


SEC Halts Pyramid Scheme Targeting Asian and Latino Communities

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges and asset freezes against the operators of a worldwide pyramid scheme targeting Asian and Latino communities in the U.S. and abroad. Read more


SEC Announces Fraud Charges Against Coal Company and CEO for False Disclosures About Management

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against a Seattle-headquartered coal company and its founder for making false disclosures about who was running the company.Read more


Protecting the Retail Investor

Chair Mary Jo White, Consumer Federation of America, 2014 Consumer AssemblyRead more


Investor Alert: Beware of False Claims of SEC Registration

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Alert to warn investors about potentially fraudulent investment schemes that involve individuals or firms misrepresenting that they are registered with the SEC. Investors should be careful to check the background, including license and registration status, of any person who tries to sell them an investment product or service, and should avoid investing with anyone who falsely represents that they are registered with the SEC.Read more