The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) and Broker-Dealer Task Force are warning the more than 5 million Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants, and investors in other federal government employee retirement plans, that investment scam artists may pretend to be affiliated with a government agency.

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) and Broker-Dealer Task Force are warning the more than 5 million Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants, and investors in other federal government employee retirement plans, that investment scam artists may pretend to be affiliated with a government agency.

Federal government agencies, including the SEC, do […]

Resources for Senior Outreach

SENIOR RESOURCES AARP Fraud Watch Network AARP offers this Web site that provides alerts on the latest frauds and scams affecting adults 50 and over. The site also contains an interactive map for consumer stories and communication from attorneys general about fraud.

AARP —SBA Webinars AARP and the U.S. Small Business Administration host new […]

FINRA: High-Yield CDs: Red Flags That Signal a Scam and more…

INVESTOR ALERTS

Check Out Your Financial Professional

Even if a close friend or family member recommends a financial professional, you should still check that person out. Before becoming a customer, take the time to confirm that the person you’re considering is currently registered, and look at the background of both the firm and the […]

SEC Office of Investor Education and Advocacy’s Tips on Avoiding Fraud

Avoiding Fraud

Don’t be a fraud victim. A basic understanding of how scam artists work can help you to avoid fraud and protect your hard-earned money. Learning how to invest safely also can assist you in reaching your financial goals and will mean a huge difference in your retirement years.

Here are some ways […]

SEC Chairman Remarks at Joint News Conference on National Financial Capability Study

 

Remarks at Joint News Conference on National Financial Capability Study

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Chairman Mary Jo White

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Washington, D.C. May 29, 2013

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation’s 2012 National Financial Capability Study provides a wealth of data regarding the financial knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of Americans. It gives us a great […]

Securities and Exchange Commission – Office of Investor Education

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Office of Investor Education and Advocacy

WHAT WE DO:

The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The […]

11 Tips for 2011 for Savers and Investors from the SEC

Attention all savers and investors!

It’s that time of year — the time to ring out the old and ring in the new, to ditch bad habits and replace them with good ones. We can’t guarantee you’ll lose weight, or become a better human being, but we can give you some suggestions to help you […]

SEC Alert: Web-Based Scheme Defrauding Deaf Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has charged an Internet-based investment company, Imperia Invest IBC (“Imperia”), with securities fraud for soliciting several million dollars from U.S. investors and promising guaranteed annual returns in excess of 1.2% per day while in reality siphoning the funds into foreign bank accounts and not paying any money back to […]