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Investor Alerts

Investor Alert: Investment Newsletters Used as Tools for Fraud

06/02/2014

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Alert to help investors avoid fraudulent schemes that may be carried out through investment newsletters.Read more

Investor Alert: Marijuana-Related Investments

05/16/2014

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Alert to warn investors about potential risks involving investments in marijuana-related companies. Read more

Investor Alert: Bitcoin and Other Virtual Currency-Related Investments

05/07/2014

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Alert to make investors aware about the potential risks of investments involving Bitcoin and other forms of virtual currency. Read more

Investor Alert: Beware of False Claims of SEC Registration

03/20/2014

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

Investor Alert: Beware of Pyramid Schemes Posing as Multi-Level Marketing Programs

10/17/2013

The SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Alert to warn individual investors about pyramid schemes, a type of investment scam that fraudsters often pitch as a legitimate business opportunity in the form of multi-level marketing programs.Read more