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All: Investor Alerts & Tips
Forex trading can be legitimate for governments and large institutional investors concerned about fluctuations in international exchange rates, and it can even be appropriate for some individual investors. But the average investor should be wary when it comes to forex offers.
State securities regulators around the country warn that oil and gas investment scams are alive and well. High oil prices have created a heightened interest in investments in energy-related business ventures.
State securities regulators warn senior investors to be aware that a combination of “free lunch” seminars, misleading professional “senior specialist” designations, and abusive sales practices can create a perfect storm for investment fraud.
Investors Urged to Carefully Monitor Online Trading Accounts WASHINGTON (October 26, 2006) – The North American Securities Administrators Association today warned investors to carefully monitor their online trading accounts in the wake of “hack attacks” in which predators have broken into customer accounts at online brokerages in the United States and Canada and made unauthorized trades [...]
State Securities Regulators Remind Investors to Do Their Homework Before Investing in 529 College Savings Plans
WASHINGTON (December 22, 2005) —As the year draws to a close, many investors are making decisions for their long-term financial goals, including saving for college through Section 529 College Savings plans. With increasing numbers of investors turning to these plans to help finance higher education costs, state securities regulators are concerned that they may not [...]
Seniors should carefully check the credentials of individuals holding themselves out as “senior specialists.”
State securities regulators are warning investors to be on guard against a rise in affinity group fraud.
Con Artists Posing as U.S. Regulators Go Global to Lure Investors WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 28, 2005) – Want to check out a hot stock tip before you invest? Make sure you aren’t getting bad advice from con artists posing as regulators, warns Franklin L. Widmann, Chief of the New Jersey Securities Bureau, and President of [...]