Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Investor Bulletin
Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released an investor bulletin to help individuals in the military make educated decisions when it comes to saving and investing their money. We believe that these tips can help everyone, whether in the military or not.
- Understand priorities. It is always more worthwhile to pay something off than to invest in something new. This can help increase your credit score and reduce the monthly bills that the mailman is dropping at the front door each month.
- Be a planner and set tangible, reachable goals. Whether they be short-term goals or long-term goals, having goals can help you evaluate your spending and saving habits and change them if needed.
- Understand and be wary of fraud. There are multiple types of securities fraud, not the least of which are SEC registration fraud and affinity fraud. Be sure that you are investing in investments registered with the SEC; otherwise, unless you’re a qualified, exempt investor, you are participating in illegal activity. Also be on the lookout for affinity fraud, in which groups of individuals are targeted.
- Finally—anything that seems too good to be true probably is! Stay far away from deals that seem like steals. Chances are, they probably are.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of fraud against the rules of the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) in Los Angeles County or in any California county, contact the Evans Law Firm elder attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our attorneys have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. We handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.