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Selected Press Releases

SEC Seeks Public Comment for Financial Literacy Study Mandated by Dodd-Frank Act

01/19/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today published on its website a request for public comment on financial literacy and investor disclosure issues that it is studying as part of a review mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.Read more

SEC CHARGES ILLINOIS-BASED ADVISER IN SOCIAL MEDIA SCAM

01/04/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged an Illinois-based investment adviser with offering to sell fictitious securities on LinkedIn and it issued two alerts in an agency-wide effort to highlight the risks investors and advisory firms face when using social media...Read more

SEC Halts Father-Son Ponzi Scheme in Utah Involving Purported Real Estate Investments

12/15/2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a father and son in Utah with securities fraud for selling purported investments in their real estate business that turned out to be nothing more than a wide-scale $220 million Ponzi scheme.Read more

SEC Halts Prime Bank Scheme by Washington D.C. Law Firm and Pennsylvania Company

12/06/2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has filed charges and obtained an emergency court order to halt a prime bank scheme in which the perpetrators stole investor funds to purchase luxury cars, take a trip to the Bahamas, and pay the bills of a Washington D.C. law firm.Read more

SEC Hosts Nationwide Shadowing Event for High School Finance Students

11/15/2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission today hosted a shadowing event at its Washington D.C. headquarters and several regional offices to enable high school students studying finance to gain some firsthand knowledge about the government’s work to protect investors.Read more