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.
Don’t Get Smoked by Marijuana-Related Investments, SEC Warns
The SEC halts trading of yet another purported pot-related firm and warns investors that newly liberalized marijuana laws beckon fraudsters.
NASAA’s Fleming Named SEC’s First Investor Advocate
Rick Fleming, a lawyer, becomes the first person to lead the Office of the Investor Advocate, which was created under Dodd-Frank.
After Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Charge, SEC Warns of Virtual Currency Scams
Following charges it leveled against Trendon Shavers for Bitcoin Ponzi scheme, SEC warns investors about fraudulent investment schemes involving virtual currencies.
SEC, FINRA Warn of Email ‘Pump-and-Dump’ Stock Schemes
Latest McAfee Threats Report confirms “a steep rise” in spam email linked to “pump-and-dump” stock schemes designed to trick unsuspecting investors.
SEC: Oil and Gas Private Securities Fraud on the Rise
The SEC is warning investors that working with an advisor doesn’t guarantee they won’t be scammed in private oil and gas offerings.
Hedge Fund Managers Charged With Ripping Off Investors, Including a Retired Teacher
The SEC charged one manager with stealing more than $500,000 from a retired schoolteacher who thought she was investing her retirement savings in a hedge fund.
SEC Warns on Rise of Affinity Fraud
Fraudsters who carry out affinity scams frequently are (or pretend to be) members of the group they are trying to defraud.
Investors Lack Basic Financial Literacy Skills: SEC Study
Retail investors—particularly minorities and the elderly—fail to understand concepts such as compound interest, inflation or the differences between stocks and bonds, according to a just-released study by the SEC and the Library of Congress.
SEC’s Top 6 Tips to Help Seniors Avoid Social Media Fraud
The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy issued an Investor Bulletin to provide seniors who use social media with safety tips to help them avoid investment fraud.