State securities regulators are warning investors to be on guard against a rise in affinity group fraud.
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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 […]
WASHINGTON (August 17, 2004) — North Dakota Securities Commissioner Karen Tyler, on behalf of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), today outlined the important role states play in providing financial education to help combat investment fraud against seniors. “Informed investors make tough targets for financial predators. Financial education is the first defense against investment […]
Seniors Face Growing Risk of Internet Investment Fraud, State Securities Regulator Tells Senate Panel
WASHINGTON—Squeezed by rising medical costs and lower returns on income-generating investments, seniors are increasingly turning to the Internet for alternative investment opportunities and are more vulnerable than ever to online investment scams, a representative of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) told a Senate committee today. “With the Internet becoming a common part of […]
State Regulators Announce Initiatives to Help Seniors Weather Dangerous Times WASHINGTON (September 4, 2003)– Volatile stock markets, record low interest rates, rising health care costs, and increasing life expectancy, have combined to create a perfect storm for investment fraud against senior investors, state securities regulators warned today. The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), which […]
Con artists target elderly, even pray with victims to gain their trust Washington, D.C. (July 19, 1999) — State securities regulators are warning investors about promissory notes, often sold by insurance agents, that promise high interest rates but are in fact very risky and often fraudulent. Many victims are elderly, like an Indiana woman in […]