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Pre-IPO Investment Scams

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy has issued an updated Investor Alert to warn investors about investment scams that purport to offer investors the opportunity to buy pre-IPO shares of companies, including social media and technology companies such as Facebook and Twitter.  SEC staff is aware of a number of complaints and inquiries about these types of frauds, which may be promoted on social media and internet sites, by telephone, email, in person, or by other means.

Investor Alert:  Pre-IPO Investment Scams (Updated)