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Investor Alert: Fraudulent Stock Promotions
July 29, 2015
The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Alert to warn investors about fraudsters who promote a stock to drive up the stock price and then sell their own shares at...
Investor Alert: Beware of Fantasy Stock Trading Websites Offering Real Returns
June 17, 2015
The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Alert to warn investors about fantasy stock trading and other similar websites that may violate federal securities laws...
Investor Alert: Beware of False or Exaggerated Credentials
June 3, 2015
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...
Updated Investor Alert: SEC Warns of Government Impersonators
May 11, 2015
SEC staff is issuing this updated Investor Alert because we are aware of continuing fraudulent solicitations that purport to be affiliated with or sponsored by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Investor Alert: Automated Investment Tools
May 8, 2015
The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) are issuing this alert to provide investors with a general overview of...
Updated Investor Alert: Beware of Companies Using the SEC Seal
April 3, 2015
The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this updated Investor Alert to help investors identify fraudsters’ unauthorized use of the SEC seal as a way to convince prospective...
Investor Alert: “Prime Bank” Investments Are Scams
February 5, 2015
The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) is issuing this Investor Alert to warn investors about fraudulent investment schemes involving purportedly high-yield, risk-free...
Alerta al inversionista actualizada: Las redes sociales y la inversión: Cómo evitar fraudes
December 11, 2014
La Office of Investor Education and Advocacy de la SEC publica esta Alerta para el Inversionista para ayudarlos a tomar consciencia de los sistemas de inversión fraudulentos que podrían involucrar...
Investor Alert: Investment Scams Involving Ebola-Related Companies
November 20, 2014
The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Alert to warn investors about investment scams involving companies that claim their products or services relate to Ebola.
Investor Alert: Dormant Shell Companies – How to Protect Your Portfolio from Fraud
October 30, 2014
FINRA and the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy are issuing this alert to warn investors that some low-priced “penny” stocks that are aggressively promoted may in fact be stocks of...