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The SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy regularly publishes educational content and participates in a variety of outreach events, all designed to help investors make better decisions and avoid fraud. Tune in to Investor.gov for news, alerts, and events that may be of interest to you.

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12/15/2014

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this bulletin to make investors aware of the miscellaneous fees charged by some brokers. Read more: Investor Bulletin: Brokers' Miscellaneous Fees

12/08/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today sanctioned a computer programmer for operating two online venues that traded securities using virtual currencies Bitcoin or Litecoin without registering the venues as broker-dealers or stock exchanges. Read more: SEC Sanctions Operator of Bitcoin-Related Stock Exchange for Registration Violations

12/04/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a penny stock promoter in Montana with orchestrating a fraudulent pump-and-dump scheme involving the stock of a Northern Virginia-based company that claims to be in the airport security business. Read more: SEC Charges Montana Man in Pump-and-Dump Scheme Involving Virginia-Based Penny Stock Company

12/03/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against two former top executives at a Wisconsin-based assisted living provider accused of listing fake occupants at some senior residences in order to meet the requirements of a lease to operate the facilities. Read more: SEC Announces Fraud Charges Against Two Executives in Scheme Involving Fake Occupants at Senior Residences

12/02/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the owner of several now-defunct investment entities with fraudulently selling shares of stock that he claimed to own when he had actually purchased them for others a few years before. Read more: SEC Charges California Resident With Fraudulent Sales of Stock