IRS Warns on Phone Scams as Its Contractors Put Taypayer Info at Risk
Agency warns of the biggest phone scam it has ever seen; meanwhile, a report finds IRS gave contractors taxpayer data without mandatory background checks.
Under the Hood: Protection From Cyber-Crime and Identity Theft—What You Need to Know
Financial advisors are increasingly targeted by identity thieves, so it's more important than ever that advisors protect their clients’ assets and information.
SEC Enforcement: Kansas Charged With Securities Fraud
In another action, a brokerage firm and its founder were charged with violating net capital requirements and falsifying data in an attempt to mislead examiners.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement: Reps Sold ETFs They Didn’t Understand
In other enforcement news, the SEC charged an energy firm and a stock promoter with defrauding investors about its oil reserves.
Firm Fined $70M for Stock, Note Fraud
A holding company, a brokerage firm and their CEO were fined for misrepresenting notes and stock they sold to unsophisticated investors.
4 Ways to Spot Social Media Investing Scams: SEC
SEC warns in a recent investor alert that social media can be a hotbed for stock schemes.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement: More Charged in Football-Related Boiler Room Scheme
In other actions, the SEC charged the CEO of penny stock company CytoGenix, and his so-called business partner, with defrauding investors via false press releases.
The FBI Ran an Ultimate Fighting Pump-and-Dump Scam
Bloomberg View blogger Matt Levine on how the FBI took over a shell company and busted five stock promoters.
FBI Sting Busts Group of 5 for Microcap Fraud
The SEC and FBI warn that more undercover operations aimed at market manipulation and insider trading could be underway.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement: Advisors Get $3.6M Arb Award After Boss Faked Client Complaints
In other actions, Massachusetts has charged Boston-based Cabot Investment Properties with fraudulent sales of real estate investments to seniors.