Scams & Frauds
May 15, 2012 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 […]
September 19, 2011 Social networking in the Internet age allows people to connect to one another more quickly and easily than ever before. Investment promoters increasingly are logging on to find investors ... and their money.
August 31, 2011 The top 10 financial products and practices that threaten to trap unwary investors, compiled by the securities regulators in NASAA’s Enforcement Section.
August 16, 2011 State securities regulators should be the first call for an investor before you turn over any money to a broker or investment adviser.
August 16, 2011 Avoiding being hurt by a con artist is as easy as doing your homework -- before you invest.
August 16, 2011 Investing in securities is risky enough without worrying about whether your salesperson is going to fleece you. To be an informed investor, you must know what danger signs to look for.
August 11, 2011 Tools to empower women investors to take control of their financial futures.
August 11, 2011 Members of the Sandwich Generation, their elderly family members and their children should watch for these red flags when considering an investment opportunity.
August 11, 2011 Members of the Sandwich Generation who are feeling the squeeze of their children't educational expenses and their elderly parents' needs may be vulnerable to shady tactics.
August 11, 2011 Learn how to recognize and avoid scams targeting unions or associations.