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Hurricane Katrina Regulatory Relief and Assistance
E-mail and Telephone Contact:
To assist investors and regulated entities in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Commission has established both telephone and e-mail hotlines:
Special Information for Investors:
||Reaching Your Financial Professional If you can't reach your Gulf-area investment adviser, click here to see if we have a new telephone number or other contact information. We'll update this page as often as we learn new information.|
||Checking Your Account Balances If you've left your home because of Hurricane Katrina, you may not receive your account statements or confirmations in the mail for several months. It is important that you periodically check your account balances and immediately notify your financial services firm in writing of any discrepancies, especially transfers of money or purchases and sales of securities that you did not authorize. Click here for helpful information on how to safely use the Internet to check account balances.
and Reporting Katrina-Related Scams We have begun hearing about
investment fraud scams that seek to capitalize on the aftermath of
Hurricane Katrina. Some claim to be trading programs that guarantee high
returns (with a portion going to aid Katrina relief efforts). Others
tout individual companies that stand to profit from relief and
rebuilding efforts. Still others will surely emerge as fraud artists
seek creative new ways to spin their old money-stealing schemes. Scam
artists search the Internet for e-mail addresses. Please be aware that
if your contact information is posted on the Internet, you are even more
likely to receive fraudulent solicitations. If you receive a suspicious
solicitation, please forward it to email@example.com.|
and Protecting Your Credit If you have lost your credit cards and
financial records, click here for information about managing your money
and your credit.
Your Banking and Other Financial Records If you have questions
about your bank or issues involving banking services, please click here
for information from the FDIC.
to Relief Efforts If you're thinking about contributing money to
help victims of Hurricane Katrina, please read this information first.|
- Exemptive Order: Order Under Section 17A and Section 36 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Granting Exemptions from Specified Provisions of the Exchange Act and Certain Rules Thereunder; Order Under Section 6(C) and Section 38(A) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 Granting Exemptions From Specified Provisions of the Company Act and Certain Rules Thereunder (Release Nos. 34-52444; IC-27067; September 15, 2005)
SEC Press Releases and General Information: