Call Now For a Free Consultation:
(614) 532-4576
Nationwide Representation

Investor Alert: Be Aware of Government Impersonators

The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued an alert to investors warning of potential scams such as government impersonators. There are times when investors believe they may have been contacted by the SEC to help with securities transactions. The alert from the SEC warned investors of this, stating that they do not endorse investment offers, nor assist in transactions.

The SEC also states that it will not contact individuals via phone or email in order to recommend investment opportunities, forward offers, advise individuals on securities, discuss reimbursements, seek assistance with fund transfers, or offer any kind of financial aid.

According to the alert, the SEC claims scams may include correspondence using websites ending in “.gov,” “.org,” or “.us” in order to appear official. Some correspondence may even include the official seal of the SEC.

If you receive some kind of correspondence from a government agency making various claims, it’s important to know find out if it is from a real regulator or contact the government agency directly. The SEC warning offers resources to help you find out if an agency is real. Use the SEC complaint form if you were contacted by someone pretending to be the agency.

The information contained in The Firm’s posts on its blog, fraud alerts, investigations or elsewhere on the site is based upon information obtained from other sources including, but not limited to, news outlets and federal, state, and regulatory agency filings. All suspects and subjects of postings herein are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law or administrative action and any and all crimes are alleged until a court or regulatory agency finds otherwise .

Share This Story
If you found the information provided by this article useful, consider sharing to your social media channels to help others in their search for reliable resources.
Consult with Our Legal Team
There is never a cost associated with a consultation
Atlanta Office

945 East Paces Ferry Road, Suite 2275
Atlanta, GA 30326
Columbus Office

305 W. Nationwide Blvd
Columbus, OH 43215
Meyer Wilson
New Orleans Office

900 Camp Street 
Suite 337
New Orleans, LA 70130
Los Angeles Office

2029 Century Park East,
Suite 400N
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Cleveland Office

4781 Richmond Rd.
Suite 400
Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
Bloomfield Hills Office

41000 Woodward Ave.,
Suite 350
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Quick Links
The information contained in this Website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. No recipients of content from this site, clients or otherwise, should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content included in the site without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from an attorney licensed in the recipient's state. Read More
The information contained in this Website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter.
Read More
chevron-down linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram