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Informed Investor Advisory: HYIPs

HYIPs are Ponzi schemes sold by unlicensed individuals. In the past, con artists relied on word of mouth to lure investors into these investments. Now they rely on the Internet and social media buzz to quickly popularize their schemes before the fraud is discovered.

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Informed Investor Advisory: Virtual Currency

Virtual currency is an electronic medium of exchange that, unlike real money, is not controlled or backed by a central government or central bank. Virtual currency includes crypto-currency such as Bitcoin, Ripple or Litecoin.

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Making Sense of Financial Professional Titles

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) are jointly issuing this Investor Bulletin to help investors better understand the titles used by financial professionals.

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Informed Investor Advisory: Energy Investments

With energy demands and a desire for energy independence increasing globally, investments in traditional and alternative energy resources are being promoted more often and are becoming attractive to more investors.

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Informed Investor Advisory: Financial Service Providers

Whether you are just starting a retirement fund or need additional help with growing and managing your money, you may benefit from selecting an investment services professional. Finding a person who is knowledgeable, affordable, and trustworthy may be a challenging process.

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Informed Investor Advisory: Private Placement Offerings

Learn about the risks associated with private placement offerings.

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Small Business Advisory: Crowdfunding

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, a series of legislative provisions designed to facilitate capital formation in the United States, was signed into law in 2012. Title III of the JOBS Act (also known as the CROWDFUND Act) allows entrepreneurs to raise capital by selling interests in their businesses over the internet through a […]

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Informed Investor Advisory: Crowdfunding

The Internet is a popular way for individuals and businesses to raise money. In 2012, Congress passed the JOBS Act, which directed the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to formulate rules to exempt investment crowdfunding from the securities registration laws. These rules went into effect in May 2016 and eased restrictions on start-up companies that […]

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NASAA Marks Military Saves Week by Taking Aim at Fraud Targeting Military Members

February 21, 2012 – NASAA encourages military members and their families to shore up their defenses against investment fraud during Military Saves Week.

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NASAA Cautions Investors Not to Stumble When Interest Rates Fall Flat

February 1, 2012 – Following the Federal Reserve’s announcement that interest rates are expected to remain low until at least late 2014, NASAA today cautioned investors to beware of risky or outright fraudulent investments promising higher yield or returns.

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