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Foreign Investor Alert

With the globalization of world financial markets, fraudsters have increasingly begun to target non-U.S. investors who invest in the stock of U.S. microcap companies. Many of these scams follow a similar pattern. When the stock price plummets, the fraudsters swoop in, falsely claiming that they can help investors recover their losses-for a substantial fee disguised as some type of tax, deposit, or refundable insurance bond.

To learn how to spot and avoid these new scams, please read our online publication entitled The Fleecing of Foreign Investors: Avoid Getting Burned by "Hot" U.S. Stocks.


We have provided this information as a service to investors.  It is neither a legal interpretation nor a statement of SEC policy.  If you have questions concerning the meaning or application of a particular law or rule, please consult with an attorney who specializes in securities law.